Haiti is a Sliding Land: Displacement, Community, and Humanitarianism in Post-Earthquake Port-Au-Prince

A Haitian proverb suggests that the country has long been a sliding land, a site of uncertainty and chronic catastrophe. On January 12, 2010, Haiti collapsed suddenly into sudden, telegenic disaster when a devastating earthquake hit its capital, Port-au-Prince, killing hundreds of thousands of people and destroying much of the city.

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