Nobody comes well out of this squalid affair, but he emerges in a worse light than most.
This is the filthy, squalid bedroom where five children were left slowly starving to death by their parents, while they got drunk and watched television downstairs.
He lives with five of his family in two tiny squalid rooms for which he pays 10,000 of the 15,000 dinars he earns a month.
Unemployment in the squalid neighbourhoods where they live is double the national rate of 10 percent.
His room was squalid and packed with dirty clothes.
Some 1.2 million people have been displaced so far and are forced to live in squalid camps set up by the army to protect them from abductions.
And the convention centre that became a squalid shelter in the chaotic days after the hurricane also reopened last week in an encouraging sign for the city's tourism industry.
Of course, the poorest could not afford this new accommodation, and many urban authorities were sweeping away the squalid slums on grounds of public health and safety.
For much of the 1990s, these 10,000-odd refugees lived in squalid conditions in Kenyan camps.
They are quite often living in squalid and overcrowded accommodation.