"Lack of funds" leading to deterioration of Haiti camp

A man and a woman work to reinforce their makeshift tent

The humanitarian needs of many Haitians made homeless by an earthquake are not being met due to a lack of funding, according to the UN's humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos.

Around 600,000 people are still living in temporary camps following the January 2010 earthquake, which devastated the Caribbean island.

Donors are being asked to make up a 50% shortfall on the UN's $382 million funding appeal for Haiti.

Valerie Amos had this to say after visiting a camp on the island.

"I was very concerned when I visited the camp. Water and sanitation services have deteriorated over the past few months, because of that lack of resources. Many of our NGO partners have left. So we have to help those remaining people, whilst at the same time working with the government on the long-term sustainable development agenda."

Duration: 23"

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