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Cholera Cases on the Rise in Haiti amidst Calls for Increased Support for Disaster Mitigation

Haiti - With several new outbreaks of cholera recorded by Haiti's national alert since the passage of Hurricane Sandy, the number of confirmed cases stands at 3,593.

"Cholera" Claims Three Lives in Haiti as IOM Supports Return of Evacuees

Haiti -  The exceptional rainfall brought by Hurricane Sandy over Haiti caused floods that are now being blamed for a surge in presumed cholera cases and the death of three people in the city of Gonaives. Of the 277 suspected cholera cases reported thus far, 117 are in the capital Port-au-Prince.

IOM and its Partners Evacuate More than 1,200 Haitians Living in Camps

Haiti - With torrential rains from Hurricane Sandy pounding Haiti since Tuesday evening, IOM, in support of the Haitian Government and Red Cross, has managed to evacuate 1,250 of the most vulnerable persons living in 12 camps identified as most at risk for flooding in the capital Port-au-Prince were evacuated to six shelters in various parts of the city.

Situation Report: Hurricane Sandy Affects Haiti

Haiti - As hurricane Sandy passed through the Caribbean, causing flooding and deaths, IOM Haiti carried out preventative operations in support of the government's civil protection agency (DPC) and the Haitian Red Cross:

Nepalese Victims of Trafficking Return Home from Haiti

Haiti - Two Nepalese men helped by IOM Haiti to return home have arrived in Kathmandu after an 11-month ordeal that took them through five countries on their way to what they thought was a job in the USA.

Tropical Storm Isaac Highlights Urgent Need to Empty Haiti Camps

IOM's response to Tropical Storm Isaac, which hit Haiti this weekend, saw a rapid and coordinated reaction, in which the most vulnerable people in camps were evacuated well before the storm struck the country.

Displacement Crisis Nears End in Haiti's Cultural Capital Jacmel

In an effort to restore the lustre of Haiti's cultural capital, Jacmel, IOM and Sean Penn, Ambassador-at-Large for Haiti and founder of J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) are working on a project to re-house the last families made homeless in Jacmel by the 2010 earthquake.

IOM Seeks End to Displacement in Haiti

On a three-day visit to Haiti, IOM Director General William Lacy Swing called for a final push to end the displacement crisis caused by the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti over two years ago.

More than 600 Displaced Haitians Move into Safe and Clean Housing

Haiti – IOM and its partners this week inaugurated a new shelter centre that will house 600 displaced Haitians previously living in destitute conditions in a makeshift camp.

IOM Figures Show Dramatic Fall in Numbers Living in Haiti Camps

The number of people living in displacement camps in and around Haiti's capital Port au Prince has declined by 14 per cent to an estimated 421,000 since February, according to figures collected by IOM. This is the steepest decline in the camp population since early last year.