Photo of the Week: Five years after the earthquake in Haiti

Five years ago, just weeks after the 12 January earthquake destroyed her home, in a 2010 photo taken by Shehzad Noorani, this baby girl lay in a basin while her mother, a single parent with two other children, washed laundry nearby, in Cité Soleil, one of Port-au-Prince’s poorest neighbourhoods.

The earthquake – the single largest catastrophe Haiti has endured in centuries – claimed more than 220,000 lives and wreaked havoc on already fragile infrastructure, deepening inequities for the most vulnerable children.

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