Panorama of the Sheltercamp "Hanna de Praville" in Gonaives in December 2008. The rain after hurrican Ike in September 2008 caused a flood which covered the city of Gonaives with water and brought scree and mud from the surrounding mountains into the valley. Deforestation is one of the main problems because the water which normaly is stored by the forest runs into the vally of Gonaives.Thousends of familys lost their homes and still live in camps. Their houses deapiered compleatly and they aren't allowed to go back into the area. Most of the people never had an official property of the land. At the end of December there is no solution for the families in the camp where to go. The fact that International ngo's first aid programms are running out makes the situation even more dificult.