Ninety per cent reduction in camp residents four years after Haiti earthquake

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A young boy looks out his window in Port-au-Prince. Credit: UN Photo/Logan Abassi

An estimated 146,000 people remain in camps four years after the deadly earthquake in Haiti, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports.

This figure is down from the 1.5 million people in camps at the height of displacement, or a decrease of 89 per cent, according to the agency.

IOM says 39,000 households still live in 271 camps scattered throughout the capital, Port-Au-Prince, and the regions.

The earthquake struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, killing more than 200,000 people including 102 UN staff.

Since then, IOM and its partners have helped displaced people to leave camps through initiatives such as providing a year's worth of rental subsidy.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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