Haiti battles growing crime wave

Camps for quake survivors seeing rise in shootings and sexual assaults.

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Survivors of January’s massive earthquake in Haiti are facing a growing tide of violent crime, especially in the tent cities that shelter the tens of thousands made homeless by the disaster.

Violent crime was a problem in Haiti even before January’s earthquake, but since then Haitian officials say there has been an increase in shootings and sexual assaults.

In some neighbourhoods residents have formed special brigades to try and ensure security.

Al Jazeera’s Sebastian Walker reports.

Source: Al Jazeera