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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 Opens New Housing for Haiti Earthquake Victims

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 Moves Towards Adoption of Counter-Trafficking Law

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.

Response Toolkit Will Help Haiti Cope with Future Disasters

A compilation of four years of lessons learned and best practices in emergency shelter response entitled: Disaster Response: Emergency Shelter, Housing and Sites. A Toolkit of Lessons Learned, Experiences and Practices, has been published in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.

 

IOM opens four treatment centers for acute diarrhea in Haiti

IOM Haiti yesterday inaugurated four Treatment Centers for Acute Diarrhea (CTAD) in the Artibonite department, a rural region north of Haiti’s capital that was the epicenter of Haiti’s first cholera outbreak in 2010.

IOM-Brookings report on durable solutions to displacement in Haiti

Haiti - The results of a study produced by IOM and the Brookings Institution entitled: “Supporting durable solutions to urban, post-disaster displacement: Challenges and opportunities in Haiti” are being presented today at IOM’s Headquarters in Geneva.

Canada funds sustainable relocation for 16,000 displaced Haitian families

Haiti - IOM Haiti has received CAD 20 million (USD 18 million ) in new funding from Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) to assist in the voluntary return and relocation of approximately 16,000 internally displaced (IDP) households remaining in 60 priority sites.

Four years after devastating 2010 quake 146,000 Haitians remain in camps

 

Haiti  - Four years after the earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, an estimated 146,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), or 39,000 households, remain in 271 camps scattered throughout metropolitan Port-au-Prince and the regions.

Theatre as Therapy project targets camp residents in Haiti

Haiti  - IOM Haiti is conducting a series of theatre workshops amongst internally displaced Haitians living in camps as a medium to express their often traumatic experiences in the camps, as well as to introduce them to the notion of social theatre as a means of self-expression and communal learning.

More than 350,000 Displaced Haitians Still Living in Camps

Haiti – The number of internally displaced Haitians (IDPs) living in camps at the end of October 2012, almost three years after the January 2010 earthquake, is now estimated at 357,785 – down 77 per cent from a peak of 1,536,477 registered in July 2010.