92 per cent of displaced people leave camps in Haiti

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Ninety-two per cent of people who were living in camps following an earthquake which struck Haiti in January 2010 have found alternative accommodation, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

One and a half million Haitians were originally sheltering in temporary camps immediately following the earthquake which devastated the Caribbean nation.

IOM says there are now just over 100,000 people living in 172 temporary settlements.

Many people have been encouraged to move on after receiving rental subsidies from the government.

IOM says that despite the positive trend of people leaving the camps, some of the displaced remain under the threat of eviction, because they are living in sites located on private land.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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