PORT AU PRINCE – Seven years after Haiti quake, thousands still living in camps

PORT AU PRINCE — More than seven years after a powerful earthquake killed more than 300,000 people and left more than a million homeless, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) says nearly 3,000 people are still living in camps that were erected to accommodate displaced people for only three years.

The IOM Health, Protection, Return and Camp Management Operations (CMO) teams said 2,900 people, including 315 children under the age of four, and 723 between the ages five and 18 years old, are still living in camps erected after the 2010 earthquake and were expected to accommodate displaced people for only three years.

“The biggest challenge we face is to calm down the frustrations. IOM is the last humanitarian actor who accompanies this
camp and the population has many expectations, which is normal,” said IOM CMO team member, Fred Standley Vincent.

Since 2010, the number of humanitarian organizations working in the camps has been reduced drastically.

There are 37,967 displaced people still living in 27 camps despite the efforts of the Haitian government and the international community to assist and relocate 97 per cent
of the displaced population.

They noted that since the earthquake, 1,528 camps have been closed and more than 1.5 million people have been relocated with the support of several international donors.

Source: (CMC)

5 Responses to PORT AU PRINCE – Seven years after Haiti quake, thousands still living in camps

  1. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer August 21, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I thought America was helping this country. What has Hilary and Bill done to help Haiti? I would like to know

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  2. Jason Bennett
    Jason Bennett August 21, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    hmmm where did the charity funding go

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  3. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer August 21, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    I thought America had Haiti interest at heart. What have Hilary and Bill Clinton done for Haiti? I would like to know.

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  4. Nikolai Gibson
    Nikolai Gibson August 21, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    All these donations being collected and still in this state, Amazing. One singer gave a million people solar light by himself, all these charities that been around me been doing all along, something not adding up.
    Someone should investigate what really has been done versus what was collected.

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  5. Shoni Boyce
    Shoni Boyce August 21, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    The money is sitting quietly in an account!!!! God helps those who help themselves!!! It’s only but so much people can suggest but as a nation you have to be ready to receive the help. It’s a sad state of affairs not a Clinton supporter but the blame is not his!

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