In Haiti Not Even Tarps Protect People As Rain Arrives on Schedule

GlobeTracker| Rains have come to Haiti. AP reports that makeshift tent cities housing nearly 600,000 people near Haiti’s capital still live without even plastic tarps. The international community projects that everyone should have one by May 1.

Aid groups and governments have been ‘wrangling’ says AP, but the weather operates on its own schedule.

In the meantime, people are planning to stay in some very dangerous places: at the bottom of hillsides they know will collapse in a heavy rain or near riverbeds that are bound to flood. They are crowded into polluted areas where sanitation is limited and disease is already starting to spread. Read on Rain and mud pours over Haiti’s quake homeless Associated Press