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Thousands of Haitians flee violence as gangs battle for control of unstable streets

A boy lies on the floor at a school where people with disabilities and their families have been taking shelter after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A boy lies on the floor at a school where people with disabilities and their families have been taking shelter after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A boy lies on the floor at a school where people with disabilities and their families have been taking shelter after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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People gather around a car where volunteers distribute food to refugees at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. Violence has spiked in Haiti's capital as rival groups battle with one another or the police for control of the streets, displacing thousands and worsening the country's humanitarian crisis. 

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People gather around a car where volunteers distribute food to refugees at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. Violence has spiked in Haiti's capital as rival groups battle with one...more

People gather around a car where volunteers distribute food to refugees at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. Violence has spiked in Haiti's capital as rival groups battle with one another or the police for control of the streets, displacing thousands and worsening the country's humanitarian crisis. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A man sleeps on top of buckets as a child looks on at a school where people with disabilities and their families have been taking shelter after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago, in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A man sleeps on top of buckets as a child looks on at a school where people with disabilities and their families have been taking shelter after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago, in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo...more

A man sleeps on top of buckets as a child looks on at a school where people with disabilities and their families have been taking shelter after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago, in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A man sleeps on a bed placed over wooden pallets at a school where people with disabilities and their families have been taking shelter after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago, in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A man sleeps on a bed placed over wooden pallets at a school where people with disabilities and their families have been taking shelter after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago, in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A man sleeps on a bed placed over wooden pallets at a school where people with disabilities and their families have been taking shelter after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago, in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A young girl and a woman look on at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A young girl and a woman look on at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A young girl and a woman look on at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A girl looks at the camera inside a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A girl looks at the camera inside a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A girl looks at the camera inside a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A girl looks at the camera inside a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A girl looks at the camera inside a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A girl looks at the camera inside a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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Volunteers distribute food to refugees from a pickup truck at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Volunteers distribute food to refugees from a pickup truck at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Volunteers distribute food to refugees from a pickup truck at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A woman washes clothes  at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A woman washes clothes  at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A woman washes clothes  at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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Volunteers distribute bread at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Volunteers distribute bread at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Volunteers distribute bread at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A woman doing laundry looks up at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A woman doing laundry looks up at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A woman doing laundry looks up at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A man walks past a mural under an overpass in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A man walks past a mural under an overpass in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A man walks past a mural under an overpass in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A young woman gets her hair dyed at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A young woman gets her hair dyed at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A young woman gets her hair dyed at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A woman goes up the stairs at a school where people with disabilities and their families have been taking shelter after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago, in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A woman goes up the stairs at a school where people with disabilities and their families have been taking shelter after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago, in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A woman goes up the stairs at a school where people with disabilities and their families have been taking shelter after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago, in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A woman smiles at her newborn baby at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A woman smiles at her newborn baby at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A woman smiles at her newborn baby at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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People sit at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

People sit at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

People sit at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A woman cooks in the backyard of a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A woman cooks in the backyard of a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A woman cooks in the backyard of a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A boy sits in front of a church  as he drinks juice and holds a piece of bread given to him by volunteers at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A boy sits in front of a church  as he drinks juice and holds a piece of bread given to him by volunteers at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A boy sits in front of a church  as he drinks juice and holds a piece of bread given to him by volunteers at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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People gather in the backyard of a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

People gather in the backyard of a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

People gather in the backyard of a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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Children are seen at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Children are seen at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Children are seen at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A man poses for a photo in front of his makeshift shelter with a U.S. flag covering the entrance at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A man poses for a photo in front of his makeshift shelter with a U.S. flag covering the entrance at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A man poses for a photo in front of his makeshift shelter with a U.S. flag covering the entrance at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A woman sits on a cot at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A woman sits on a cot at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A woman sits on a cot at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A boy lies on the floor at a school where people with disabilities and their families have been taking shelter after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago, in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A boy lies on the floor at a school where people with disabilities and their families have been taking shelter after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago, in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A boy lies on the floor at a school where people with disabilities and their families have been taking shelter after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago, in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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People with disabilities and their families shelter inside a school after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago, in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

People with disabilities and their families shelter inside a school after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago, in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

People with disabilities and their families shelter inside a school after their settlement was burned down by gangs a month ago, in Port-au-Prince, July 27. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A boy looks on inside a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A boy looks on inside a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A boy looks on inside a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A girl looks at the camera at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A girl looks at the camera at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A girl looks at the camera at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A young woman is seen reflected in a piece of a broken mirror as she gets her hair dyed at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A young woman is seen reflected in a piece of a broken mirror as she gets her hair dyed at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A young woman is seen reflected in a piece of a broken mirror as she gets her hair dyed at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A man sits next to his tent at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A man sits next to his tent at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A man sits next to his tent at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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Volunteers distribute food to refugees from a pickup truck at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Volunteers distribute food to refugees from a pickup truck at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Volunteers distribute food to refugees from a pickup truck at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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A baby crawls on the ground at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26.  REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A baby crawls on the ground at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

A baby crawls on the ground at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence at the Saint Yves Church in Port-au-Prince, July 26. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
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