|Haitians celebrated the Day of the Dead amid rumours of the approaching Hurricane Tomas - Photo: C. Martinelli|
|Unhygienic living conditions will be made worse by heavy rains - Photo: Hilary Atkins|
With 1.3 million people living in tents and a cholera epidemic that spreads through contaminated water, a hurricane is the last thing the Haitians want. The SOS Children’s Villages, both in Santo and Cap Haitian are solidly built and should protect both the children and their mothers; for those living in temporary accommodation, however, it could be a different story.
|Makeshift shelters will offer little to no protection from the hurricane - Photo: Georg Willeit|