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Between the Storms? Thousands of Haitian IDPs Are Still at Risk of Forced Eviction


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Between the Storms? Thousands of Haitian IDPs Are Still at Risk of Forced Eviction

Mark Snyder, Mark Schuller

The rains have stopped, for now. In the past couple of days a ‘tropical depression’ has hovered over Haiti, bringing high winds blowing dust and a slight break in the 100-plus temperatures. But as everyone knows, the hurricane season is far from over. At the slightest sign of drizzle, such as Thursday afternoon, street vendors pack their things and run for shelter. As the storm a couple of weeks ago dramatizes, rain can kill.

For the many still living in Haiti’s internally-displaced people (IDP) camps, it is much the same thing.