Race to prepare Haiti for hurricane season as rains hit

A camp in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince where the worst of the flooding has happened. Photo: UN Photo/Logan Abassi

Heavy rains have hit Haiti in recent days leaving 50,000 people homeless and nearly 9,000 homes flooded, UN humanitarian workers say.

The level of damage has led to fears that Haiti is ill-prepared for the long hurricane season which begins in June. The island nation is still struggling after a major earthquake hit in 2010.

Peter de Clercq, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), describes the country's "lack of resilience" to Daniel Johnson.

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