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Haiti – Reconstruction : Approximately one third of the refugees have found shelter 22/01/2011

Posted by Lindy on January 22, 2011

One third of the 1.5 million individuals who have been living in “tent cities” have relocated to date, with another 400,000 expected to relocate over the next 9 months.

This has been achieved by:

  • The return of families to homes that have not only been  fully repaired, but are sturdier and more resilient than before the quake;
  • Temporary housing in people’s neighbourhoods of origin;
  • The repair of building that can be achieved relatively cheaply and quickly.

Underway are:

  • A rural project to build a village for 3000 Haitians by Mission of Hope Haiti
  • A World Bank project to repair houses and build 5000 new housing units in the city
  • A USAID to finance 15,000 serviced sites in new communities in the Cap Haitien and Port-au-Prince  [ A version of a self help project – see urban unit]
  • A  USAID financed housing and neighbourhood upgrading in earthquake-damaged communities for 10,000 households.

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