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Haiti

    January 11, 2013

    WATCH VIDEO: Haiti, the crisis, 3 years on

    Three years on from the Haiti earthquake the housing situation in the country is nothing short of catastrophic with hundreds of thousands of people still living in fragile shelters, Amnesty International said as it urged the authorities and the international community to make housing a priority.

    The 12 January 2010 earthquake left more than 200,000 people dead and some 2.3 million homeless.

    It is estimated that more than 350,000 people currently live in 496 camps across the country.

    According to testimonies gathered by Amnesty International in Haiti, living conditions in the makeshift camps are worsening – with severe lack of access to water, sanitation and waste disposal – all of which have contributed to the spread of infectious diseases such as cholera.
    Women and girls are vulnerable to sexual assault and rape.

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