Jacmel Haiti Says Good Bye To Tent Cities

In about 3 months there will be no more tent cities in Jacmel Haiti. Every single Haitian post earthquake tent city dweller in Jacmel will be residing in regular housing.

AlertNet reports...

"Efforts are underway to move the last homeless quake survivors from camps in the Haitian city of Jacmel into rented accommodation over the next three months, marking the closure of all the city's camps, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said.

A month ago, 2,891 Haitians were still living in the last four of 36 makeshift camps set up in the southern port city of Jacmel following the devastating earthquake that hit the Caribbean nation in January 2010, according to the latest IOM figures.

It is hoped that relocating the displaced families will help relaunch the city's ailing tourism industry and arts and crafts sector, which are important sources of income for many of its 41,000 residents."

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Paul K says...

I am very happy for Jacmel.

It is a lovely city. I had some wonderful time over there.

I will be visiting again

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Etienne says...

That's awesome news for Jacmel! Good job to all those involved in making that happen.

I look forward to a time where there will be no camps and no unecessary NGOs in

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