English

20,000 people in Haiti camps given £7m lifeline from Britain – World – News – London Evening Standard


The UK is to launch the plan, costing almost £7 million, as the Haitian hurricane season puts those in the camps at risk of flooding. Help will also go to women victims of sexual violence — who already number 200 this year — living in the crime-ridden shanty towns.

International Development Secretary Justine Greening said it is a “tragedy” that three years after the disaster, “people continue to live in tents, exposed to the elements and under the constant threat of crime and disease.

They are especially vulnerable to the approaching hurricane season.”  The earthquake killed more than 230,000 and left some 320,000 destitute in refugee camps around the Haitian capital, Port au Prince. via – London Evening Standard

.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.