More than 300,000 Haitians still living in camps three years after earthquake

11 January 2013

This weekend marks three years since the devastating earthquake in Haiti which killed more than 200,000 people and left more than a million homeless.

The international humanitarian response continues in the country as numerous obstacles remain, particularly in finding housing solutions for the 350,000 people who still live in camps.

Dianne Penn spoke on the line to François Desruisseaux, Program Manager for Camp Coordination and Camp Management at the International Organization for Migration, who’s based in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince.

He says although the number of camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) has dropped by two-thirds since the earthquake, the situation remains dire.

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