Haiti:Tropical Storm once again highlights precarious situation of post-earthquake IDPs
|Publisher||Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)|
|Publication Date||5 September 2012|
|Cite as||Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), Haiti:Tropical Storm once again highlights precarious situation of post-earthquake IDPs, 5 September 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/504db17b2.html [accessed 21 May 2013]|
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Tropical Storm Isaac which hit Haiti early on August 25th has brought further hardship on those who have remained internally displaced since the 2010 earthquake.
Initial assessments by the government, UN and NGOs indicate that approximately 14.000 displaced families still living in camps were affected by Isaac, mostly in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince. The shelters of 6000 people were wrecked, 1005 houses destroyed and 6040 damaged, according to the civil protection authorities.
118 camps sheltering 7673 highly vulnerable households have been prioritised for assistance by the humanitarian coordination system. Over 15,000 people had to be evacuated. While humanitarian assistance to meet urgent needs is being delivered, flooding and poor sanitary conditions bring a heightened risk of cholera.