Haiti Gears up for Rainy Season

The United Nations World Meteorological Organization has started rehabilitating Haiti’s weather system, which was damaged in the Jan. 12 earthquake, in preparation for country’s upcoming rainy season. WMO explained that Haiti needs to have an operational weather system to forestall disasters that the rainy and hurricane season may bring in.

Meanwhile,  the International Organization for Migration is rushing to deliver emergency shelter materials to former Port-au-Prince residents currently staying in the cities of Leogane and Petit-Goave. The U.N. agency and its partners are aiming to distribute the shelters to some 91,000 families living in 315 camps outside Port-au-Prince.

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