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environmental refugees, haiti<br>© Mark Edwards/Still Pictures
credit: © Mark Edwards/Still Pictures
Schoolgirls in Haiti: refugees in a devastated land
These beautifully dressed children live in Cite Soleil, a shanty settlement of 300,000 people in Port au Prince, the capital of Haiti. It is the densest slum in the Western Hemisphere. Like yellow butterflies, they run to school from homes made from cardboard packing cases and old metal sheeting, across muddy puddles of rainwater, laden with sewage.

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