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Program Note: AC360° will be reporting live from Haiti Monday and Tuesday nights at 10pm ET.
In one of the 1,300 tent cities that are now emblematic of living conditions in much of Haiti, the homeless make do as best they can. Sweeping the dirt and passing the time in open camps, whether in the sun or rain.
An estimated 1.5 million people still live in squalor, nearly six months after the earthquake that shattered much of Haiti. Many, like this group, took refuge on private land whose walls were down. The grounds of this athletic complex are now home to 7,500 people waiting on the government to resettle them. The owner doesn't know what to do. He's lost 50 percent of his business. He does not want to evict already desperate people from his land but doesn't know how long he can let the homeless stay. It's been 6 months!
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