Seven years after the earthquake which killed more than 200,000 people and three months after renewed devastation by Hurricane Matthew, Haiti seems condemned to tragedy.
Cholera, which first broke out on the island in 2010 in the aftermath of the earthquake, has killed 10,000 people to date and made hundreds of thousands more sick, causing severe economic and social problems for the country.
Hurricane Matthew revived the fear of another large-scale, lethal outbreak of the disease. However, thanks to the prevention and awareness efforts of a number of organisations, countless deaths have been prevented. With the right treatment, cholera is not fatal, but those infected must receive health care as quickly as possible. Awareness of the basic rules of hygiene is crucial, as is the decontamination of houses damaged by the hurricane.
We report from the department of Grande Anse in the south-west of the country, one of the areas most heavily affected by Hurricane Matthew and prone to cholera.
These pictures were taken in December 2016.