The city of Leogane, 30 kilometres from Port-au-Prince, was close to the epicentre of the quake and here the damage is among the worst.
Most of the survivors of the 100,000 people who lived here have been forced to move to other towns and villages.
Countless numbers have also fled the capital.
Survivor Marguerite Dorival said: “I left Port-au-Prince because of all the damage in the centre. Just imagine all the people and the damage. We didn’t have any other choice.”
As many as 200,000 people have fled Port-au-Prince alone.
They are doing their best to find suitable accommodation in other towns and villages, many forced to set up makeshift camps.