171,000 Still Live in Haiti’s Quake Camps


This Wunderground.com post reports that the United Nations records show that the number of Haitians that are still displaced by the 2010 earthquake has now dropped below 200,000. Now, 171,974 people are still living in the gloomy shelter camps. That marks an 89 percent decline since the camp population peaked in July 2010 at 1.5 million people.

The drop, the report says, stems from a combination of violent evictions, voluntary departures and efforts to house people through rental subsidies. The bulletin from the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs draws on information gathered from the International Organization for Migration.

Ninety-two percent of remaining camps are in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area.

[The image above is from January 2010.]

For original post and more images, see http://www.wunderground.com/news/171000-still-live-haitis-quake-camps-20131022

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