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Haiti: New floods compound existing challenges of earthquake IDPs

Publisher Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (NRC/IDMC)
Publication Date 1 June 2012
Cite as Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (NRC/IDMC), Haiti: New floods compound existing challenges of earthquake IDPs, 1 June 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4fcc4b662.html [accessed 28 July 2014]
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Since the early start to the rainy season in March, almost 20,000 people, most of whom are IDPs living in camps, have been affected by floods, landslides and the loss of crops and livestock in six departments. This includes 7,600 people who had to be evacuated in the first week of May

The Government of Haiti and the UN Humanitarian Coordinator issued a joint statement at the end of March highlighting how underfunding of the ongoing humanitarian response threatens the needs IDPs.

As of May, approximately 421,000 IDPs displaced by the 2011 earthquake, are still living in camps with 19% of them facing the risk of being forcibly evicted by landowners. As the hurricane and rainy season continues through to November, the contamination of water sources has already led to a sharp increase in cholera.

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