IOM receives funding to assist Haitians still living in camps

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Camp for displaced people in Haiti (Photo: L. Abassi//MINUSTAH)

More than 7,000 families who are still living in camps three years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti will be moved to safer housing,  the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports.

The agency has received a six million Euro contribution from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) to support a relocation programme that provides rental subsidies to camp dwellers.

The programme was started in August 2012 and the new funding means IOM will be able to extend it until December of this year, targeting at least 7,560 families living in some of the highest risk camps.

IOM expects that by the end of 2013, a total of 36,600 families will have received rental subsidies.

According to the agency, more than 87,000 families are still living in 450 camps scattered throughout Haiti.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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