Kids on the Frontline of Haiti’s Fault line
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On January 12th, 2010 an earthquake shock Haiti for 35 seconds. This research immediately took off upon this earthquake. After disasters, children are undoubtedly the most photographed social group, while simultaneously they tend to be the least listened to members of society. In order to understand how the earthquake affected the social networks of children, this child-centred-research explores the stories of Haitian children as a lens through which to frame earthquake experiences from their own perspectives. Their stories provide an insider perspective on how children shaped and negotiated their social networks in the immediate post-earthquake environment. Field research was carried out in a refugee camp, in the rural town Belladere city and along the Haitian-Dominican border.