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Haiti earthquake refugees trade golf course camp for humble homes | Reuters


The earthquake left almost 1.5 million people homeless in what was already the poorest country in the Americas.

While the camp\’s closure marks a milestone in Haiti\’s recovery from the earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people, J/P HRO said this week that its work in Haiti was far from over.

\”We are continuing to build and rehabilitate homes so people can return to their neighborhoods,\” said Gary Philoctete, director of Haiti Operations for J/P HRO. \”There are still a lot of people living in other camps and we are committed to helping those families as well.\”

According to the government, at least 147,000 people are still living in temporary relief camps, mainly on small parcels of private land around the capital. They face being evicted by landowners. via  | Reuters

A boy stands at a makeshift camp on the grounds of the Petionville golf course in Port-au-Prince, Haiti File photo of a man walking at the Petionville Club golf course camp for victims of the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince.

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