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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


http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-2187-haiti-reconstruction-approximately-one-third-of-the-refugees-have-found-shelter.html

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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