FROM THE FIELD: Haiti’s gruelling post-quake highway to restoration



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1000’s of Haitians proceed to take refuge in neighbours’ homes, makeshift shelters, chapels or casual displacement websites, a month after a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the west of the Caribbean island the place they dwell. That’s in line with the UN’s Worldwide Group for Migration (IOM) which has been helping in restoration efforts. 

Thousands of people have been displaced after tens of thousands of homes collapsed or were damaged.

In accordance with official figures, greater than 2,200 individuals died and over 12,000 have been injured within the quake. Practically 53,000 buildings collapsed, and one other 77,000 have been severely broken, whereas key transport infrastructure was additionally badly impacted. All this as Haiti continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The nation is affected by a sequence of crises; the assassination of its sitting president in July has induced political instability and widespread insecurity, whereas 1000’s of individuals had already been displaced earlier than the earthquake by gang violence and devastating tropical storms. 

Learn extra here, about how IOM is working alongside the Haitian Authorities to offer for these most in want. 

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