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Haiti's homeless plead for tents


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The dusty soccer field lined with spacious tents is an oasis for earthquake survivors among Haiti's homeless sheltering in acres of squalid camps. Competition for the canvas homes has boiled into arguments and machete fights, a sign of the desperation felt by the hundreds of thousands of people without homes struggling for shelter in this wrecked city. Haiti's president has asked the world for 200,000 tents and says he will sleep in one himself. Fenela Jacobs, 39, lives in a 13-by-13-foot abode provided by the Britain-based Islamic Relief Worldwide. She says the group offered her two tents...

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