Abou Traore, 31 years old, six months in Brazil and a butcher in Sao Paulo - he was a truck driver in Mali.
“If you complain everyday that you do not have a pair of shoes, some people do not have even a foot”, says Dady Simon, 31 years old, comparing the life in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with his last days in Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti.
“The earthquake destroyed everyone, even if your home was not affected, you felt the consequences”, he observes. “On the day of the earthquake, I was in the university: it fell like a sandwich. A building of five floors collapsed, but i survived. I left that chaos without tears, no broken hand, no broken neck, thanks God, unscathed - and my friends in front of me were dead”.
Al Jazeera Digital Magazine. 2014.Text and photos: Pedro Bayeux.