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