Prostitution in Haiti as a result of the 2010 earthquaken
A million and a half people were displaced as a result of the earthquake and many young girls, startling reports having their age as young as 8, saw themselves parentless and in need of shelter, food and the security they provide. After the destruction of some 200 tents in the Delmas region, during the start of the Martelly Government, their situations grew even more desperate. The trading of sex for these simple amenities became an all too easy transition for young girls. Absent choice due to their youth and subsequent lack of profitable skills, most girls make the only decision their limited scope has exposed them to.