Subject: Haitians

Woman with Buckets, Cité Popo

Buckets used for a leaky roof in Cité Popo, illustrating how badly damaged the structures were. September 9, 1995

Lawyers inspecting burnt houses owned by Haitian nationals

Following Hurricane Luis, the houses of foreigners were burned by the French government and the Saint-Martin city hall. An investigation was led by a number of French activist organizations that led to lawsuits against the government and the town hall. December 7, 1995

Cité Popo, the day after

Cité Popo was deeply impacted by Hurricane Luis. On September 22, 1995, the French government destroyed the entire shantytown and it was never rebuilt.