Leogane (Haiti) Earthquake Anniversary

PhotographerAlistair Bremnath
Entry Description

January 12 2011 commemorated the one year anniversary of the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti. Leogane was at the epicentre of the earthquake, 90% of the buildings were destroyed and a quarter of the town's population were killed or missing. A volunteer organisation, All Hands Volunteers, was asked by the Mayor of Leogane to construct a memorial to mark a mass grave outside of Leogane cemetery. This memorial became the focal point for the January 12 ceremonies.