Haitian Earthquake - Haiti
On January 12, 2010 an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale devastated Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti and its surrounding areas. The disaster was catastrophic with figures putting the death toll at as high as 300,000 people. The earthquake left three million people in need of emergency aid and one million homeless. Thousands of injured were in need of critical medical attention.
In the days following the quake the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince were chaotic with desperate hungry and thirsty residents scrambling to grab hold of anything that could be of any value among the stench of rotting bodies in the rubble of thousands of destroyed buildings.
These photographs were taken several days after the earthquake.