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Haiti Reports Relocation of Nearly 3,700 Earthquake Victims

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - September 10, 2012

Above: clearing rubble after the earthquake in Haiti (UN Photo/Marco Dormino)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Haiti’s government recently relocated 3,670 victims of the 2010 earthquake, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced Monday in a statement.

The group included 2,500 people who had been living in tents in the Parc Sainte Therese in Petion-Ville, along with 1,170 people who had been living at the National School of the Republic of Guatemala.

They were relocated on Friday and Saturday, according to the statement.

The families were relocated to their original neighbourhood through Haiti’s Project 16/6, which has helped move thousands of families from public tent camps in areas like the Champ de Mars, Saint Pierre and Places Boyer Petion-Ville.

The 16/6 Project, which looks to rehabilitate 16 neighbourhoods in Haiti’s capital to receive earthquake victims, is funded by USAID/OTI, the UN’s migration office and other international partners.

Haiti said it had relocated 255,000 victims of the earthquake, although hundreds of thousands still remain in such camps.

Lamothe said it was essential that “all the victims of the earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010 can finally resume their normal lives.”

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