In Grande Anse, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) project funded by the Directorate General of Civil Protection and European Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is helping to repair roofs damaged by Hurricane Matthew as well as train carpenters in para-cyclonic construction techniques. We met Renaud while he was repairing the house of Illusse in Dame Marie.
From October 2016 to June 2017, 1,781 households from 25 sites have returned to their neighborhoods of origin thanks to the support of the government and its partners.
Relocation of displaced people after Hurricane Matthew: Ena and her children welcome us into their new home
The "Cash for Rent" program allows the victims of Hurricane Matthew to make a fresh start. In Dame Marie, in the Grande-Anse department, Ena and her children welcome us into their new home.
Anse-à-Pîtres, Haïti- June 20th 2017-The International Organization for Migration (IOM) opened, in coordination with the Mayor of Anse-à-Pîtres and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, the first Border Resource Center (BRC). Three additional BRCs are in the process of being built at the remaining three official border sites (Malpasse, Belladère, and Ouanaminthe). These centers will allow local protection agencies (ONM, BPM, and IBESR) to better identify, orient, and assist vulnerable migrants—all while creating a space where local protection agencies can collaborate amongst themselves and provide psycho-social counselling.
As part of its commitment to facilitate migration, IOM, on behalf of the Brazilian embassy, has inaugurated this week its first Humanitarian Visa Application Centre in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Haitian Migrants Returning from the Dominican Republic Faced with Drought, Poverty and Lack of Opportunities
Haiti’s South-East department is one of the worst affected by the prolonged drought that is currently hitting the country, which has caused an alarming food insecurity and malnutrition situation.
IOM field teams have been conducting monitoring and fact-finding missions to assess cross-border movements along the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic following the expiration of the registration component in the Regularization Plan for Foreigners in the Dominican Republic (Plan Nacional de Regularización de Extranjeros – PNRE.)
A European Union (EU)-funded three-day IOM training workshop on migration, environment and climate change policy ended today (10/7) in Haiti.
IOM has completed the construction of 72 housing units in a vulnerable neighborhood in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince heavily affected by the 2010 earthquake.\