Terre, a mix of salt, clay and butter is eaten by the poor to fool their hunger. The mixture is moulded into a disc of about 2 cm thick and the width of a CD, then let to dry in the sun before being sold to the population of the slums. This practice is becoming common practice among the poorest of the population and is not without health complications. The ingestion of "Terre" increases the risks of appendicitis, which is becoming the number one cause of surgical interventions throughout Haiti. Cité Démocratie (ex Fort Dimanche). La Saline, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 25/MAY/2007. (image by Julie Remy)
Terre, a mix of salt, clay and butter is eaten by the poor to fool their hunger. The mixture is moulded into a disc of about 2 cm thick and the width of a CD, then let to dry in the sun before being sold to the population of the slums. This practice is becoming common practice among the poorest of the population and is not without health complications. The ingestion of "Terre" increases the risks of appendicitis, which is becoming the number one cause of surgical interventions throughout Haiti. Cité Démocratie (ex Fort Dimanche). La Saline, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 25/MAY/2007.
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