One early morning in late October, Bellande Lubin washed her shoes in a river near her home town of Les Cayes, Haiti. She was wearing her favorite pastel pink dress, given to her by her mother. The river, used by the community for bathing, washing clothes and as a latrine, was flooded a month earlier by Hurricane Matthew. Lubin’s in the fifth grade but can’t return to school because it’s being used as a shelter by some of the tens of thousands who lost their homes to the storm.
Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti’s southwestern tip, towns like Jérémie and others are still facing major problems.