Sunday 18 March 2018

Jason O'Brien: Desperate Haitians form a queue for survival

THEY queue to get water and food in. They queue to try to get themselves out. They queue at the supermarket. And they queue at the various money-transfer bureaux dotted around the capital.

Huge lines that snake around the block from dawn to dusk are now the most common sight in Port-au-Prince, outside of the ubiquitous rubble.

"Because so many buildings fell down, even if you have money in the bank, it is not always possible to get it but this is a way to get cash and then get supplies," said Jean Roudy-Ali (44), a lawyer who was waiting outside a bureau yesterday.

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