helen hawking

Digging latrines, Oxfam's cash-for-work program, Petionville Club, Delmas 48, Port-au-Prince. Credit: Coco McCabe/Oxfam

Blog: Haiti: We're all filling the cracks

At 5.10am one morning I woke to what was not someone kicking my bed, it just felt like it. I leapt up with a start. These strong aftershocks continue to get me jumping around. Afterwards I lay outside watching the bright night stars fade into the daylight, I did not want to be inside the house.

By 6.45am the first members of the team are ready to drive down to the office. We currently have over 40 people who have come to work on the response, sleeping in our house and garden, so organizing transport for everyone is a huge task.

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