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Desperate eyes, shattered lives

Left: Sonia Antoine has been sleeping on the roof of a truck still wheel-deep in water along Rue Christophe. Her five severely malnourished children have been sleeping in the truck bed.

Below: Haitians besiege a United Nations truck carrying food, water and clothing outside a temporary U.N. base in Gonaives on Friday. Fighting broke out over items thrown off the vehicle.

Above: Kesner Simon, 32, like many other Gonaives residents, had to move what belongings he could salvage to the roof of his house on Rue Christophe as floodwaters swept through the city.

Left: Deforestation has eroded hillsides surrounding Gonaives, causing them to funnel rainwater and mud into the city. On Thursday, floodwaters remained along many streets.

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