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Families Fearing Insecurity in La Saline Build Tent Cities in Place d'Italie

For eight months, Place d'Italie has become the refuge of people from La Saline. Fearing terror by the bandits, these households abandoned their lifestyle and their homes to accommodate a new life. Makeshift tents made of used sheets, cloth, plastic sheeting erected by these displaced themselves serve them roofs.

Tuesday, 10:33AM, Jocelyne, a woman in her 60's tells us about this new life. She tries to fix a plastic tarpaulin on the tent which also houses Jocelyne, her daughter and her two grandchildren. Face tense, with an air of desperation, she is one of the merchants in the Nan Chabon area, La Saline.

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