Haiti remains particularly vulnerable to extreme climate events: IOM

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Hurricane Sandy passed to the west of Haiti October 25, 2012 causing heavy rains and winds, flooding homes and overflowing rivers. [UN Photo/Logan Abassi]

With the 2013 hurricane season officially starting on June 1st, and already predicted to be active or extremely active, IOM (International Organization for Migration) Haiti is preparing its emergency response by stockpiling non-food items, including water purification tablets and other supplies to combat water born diseases.

With more than 320,000 internally displaced Haitians still living in 385 camps of which about 100 remain at particular risk of flooding, landslides or other environmental challenges, Haiti remains particularly vulnerable to extreme climate events.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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