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.\
On the evening of the fifth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that killed an estimated 217,000 persons, IOM has released its latest Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), which confirms that although 94 per cent of the internally displaced have left camps and other temporary sites, almost 80,000 Haitians remain displaced.
IOM has produced a video to raise awareness about the dangers of irregular migration by sea from Haiti. The documentary features a series of direct testimonials from Port-de-Paix and Tortuga Island residents who attempted the perilous crossings.
In response to the severe flooding that hit northern Haiti last week, causing five deaths and displacing 6,000 people, IOM, in support of the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC), delivered four truckloads of non-food relief items (NFI) to help affected families in the north and northeast of the country.
IOM will help Haiti to develop a national migration policy by mobilizing national and international experts and providing programmatic and financial support to government institutions.
IOM this week supported the Haitian Ministry of Health and the National Anti-Tuberculosis Program by organizing and facilitating the second bi-national workshop on tuberculosis (TB).
Four and a half years after devastating quake, 92 per cent of displaced population has left camps in Haiti
Four and a half years after the earthquake that struck Haiti on the 12th January 2010, an estimated 103,565 internally displaced persons (IDPs), or 28,134 households, remain in 172 camps scattered throughout metropolitan Port-au-Prince and the Palms regions, in the West department.
IOM last week inaugurated 45 houses in Carrefour-Feuilles, a poor neighbourhood in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince heavily affected by the 2010 earthquake.
Haiti - An anti-trafficking bill that IOM Haiti helped to draft has been approved by both Chambers of the Haitian Parliament, marking a milestone in the fight against human trafficking, a crime that affects thousands of people in the country, especially minors.