Urgent needs remain to end Haiti's displacement crisis:IOM

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With an estimated 84 percent of the Haitian population still living in camps, there is an urgent need to end Haiti's displacement crisis, says the International Organization for Migration ( IOM).

Newly published reports from IOM Haiti and its partners say almost 360,000 Haitians are still living in 496 sites throughout the country.

Gerry Adams reports.

Since the government-led return programmes began in 2011, some 635,000 earthquake-affected individuals have received support from the international community to find various housing solutions.

But some 360,000 persons remain in camps that have not yet been assisted by return programmes.

Since most of those in camps do not own homes, the IOM report says they will need to rent a property in order to leave the camps.

This, coupled with the fact that more than half of the adult camp residents are currently unemployed, stresses the need for continued assistance and support to ensure the end of the displacement crisis in Haiti.

IOM is appealing to donors for $2 million to ensure the provision of essential care and maintenance to those families who will remain in the camps, and a further $ 800,000 to ensure the production of its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), a monitoring tool designed to track internally displaced persons.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

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