Haiti was mostly spared from the onslaught of Hurricane Irene, which only left isolated damage and did not cause the anticipated serious emergencies, the United Nations has noted.
Residents in various makeshift camps in the country, however, have expressed concern regarding their safety during the next storm to threaten Haiti.
“When the rain comes, we’re in danger. Look how close we are to the riverbed,” IPS News quoted a camp resident in Petit-Goave, who added that residents there felt abandoned by the Haitian government and its international partners.
The resident, a mother of five, also complained of the “sordid conditions” her family and fellow camp residents live in. IPS News says most makeshift camps across Haiti lack quality water and sanitation facilities. Cholera also continues to affect thousands of people in the country.
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