A few miles outside Port-au-Prince is a government-established camp for displaced people — Camp Corail, the only "official" camp in Haiti. Rows and rows of neatly spaced tents provide shelter for thousands of people. But just past Corail, a more "organic" community has sprouted. Nearly 100,000 squatters have taken things into their own hands and taken to the hills.
According to the Global Post, they've "constructed shacks with secondhand tarps, poached water from the bladders at Camp Corail and enrolled their children in its schools." The government has yet to respond to these hillside communities that are growing illegally — and quickly. NPR photographer David Gilkey spent a day wandering the community of Cabaret with a tilt-shift lens.
An 'Organic' Community In Hillside Haiti
"What is clear," NPR's Jason Beaubien reports on All Things Considered this afternoon, "is that thousands of Haitians have given up on waiting for the government or aid groups to move them out of the overcrowded camps in Port-au-Prince."