First Batch of Haitian Families Come Home to New Shelter

The United Nations moved March 26 some 200 Haitian families into one of five transitional sites being set up to decongest Haiti’s tent settlements, the U.N. Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said.

The office also said almost 75 percent of some 1.3 million homeless Haitians have been given emergency shelter materials, among them waterproof materials that could help ease the effects of the rainy season on temporary shelters.

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, meanwhile, reported that some 108,000 Haitian farmers have received seeds and tools as part of efforts to boost the country’s agricultural sector.

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