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IOM Director General Visits Haiti

IOM Director General, Ambassador William Lacy Swing, arrives in Haiti today for a three-day official visit during which he will meet with high-level Government officials, donors, partners and Haitians who have contributed to and benefited from IOM initiatives.

ECHO backs IOM effort to end Haiti earthquake camps, re-house victims

Three years after Haiti’s catastrophic 2010 earthquake, some 87,750 families are still living in 450 makeshift, insanitary and often dangerous camps scattered throughout the country.

Irregular migrants risk lives leaving Haiti’s north-western coast by sea

IOM Haiti has received additional funding of US$100,000 from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), to continue a programme that began in 2009 aimed at discouraging dangerous irregular migration from Haiti’s North-Western coast.

Tropical Storm Chantal Tests Hurricane Preparedness in Haiti , Highlights Need to End Displacement

Tropical Storm Chantal, now dissipated, provided the Government of Haiti, IOM and  partners the opportunity to test life-saving preparations for the upcoming Caribbean hurricane season.

Haiti Earthquake Victims Remain in Camps 3.5 Years On

IOM has released its latest quarterly Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) for Haiti three and a half years after the devastating earthquake that struck the island in 2010.

Haiti prepares for hurricane season

With the 2013 hurricane season officially starting tomorrow (1/6) and already predicted to be “active or extremely active,” IOM Haiti is preparing its emergency response by stockpiling non-food items, including water purification tablets and other supplies to combat waterborne diseases.

Number of Haitians living in post-earthquake camps drops sharply

The latest IOM Haiti Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) published this week reports a decrease of some 6,400 households or 27,230 people in Haiti’s camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) between January and March 2013.