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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.