Haiti: Beyond the Rubble exhibition – 20

In the rural areas outside of Port au Prince, the effects of the earthquake were significant, but often less catastrophic.  Partly that was down to the more traditional housing that people live in up in the hills – Creole houses make more use of wooden frames and tin roofs, which are able to move with the shaking, and even if they do collapse, they pose less of a risk for the occupants.

Siloye, July 2010.

Photo: Richard Hanson/Tearfund

Richard Hanson :: photographer  :: Sheffield