Scavenging

Children and adults scavenge for recyclables and other usable items at the Trutier dump on the outskirts of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO000001951608" title="Port-au-Prince (Haiti)" href="/topic/international/haiti/port-au-prince-%28haiti%29-PLGEO000001951608.topic">Port-au-Prince</a> in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Following the devastating earthquake two years ago that killed and estimated 316,000 people, the number of scavengers at the landfill has grown from about 200 to an estimated 2,000. Much of Haiti is still in a crisis situation with tens of thousands living in tent camps in and around Port-au-Prince. A growing concern to international donors is a flare-up between ex-members of Haiti's armed forces and the current Haitian President Michel Martelly.

( Getty Images / March 7, 2012 )

Children and adults scavenge for recyclables and other usable items at the Trutier dump on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Following the devastating earthquake two years ago that killed and estimated 316,000 people, the number of scavengers at the landfill has grown from about 200 to an estimated 2,000. Much of Haiti is still in a crisis situation with tens of thousands living in tent camps in and around Port-au-Prince. A growing concern to international donors is a flare-up between ex-members of Haiti's armed forces and the current Haitian President Michel Martelly.

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