The ensuing devastation left an already poor and struggling nation with an incapacitated infrastructure and hundreds of thousands of people dead.
Three years later, …Haiti is no better off.
As many as 400,000 people still live in tent cities. It’s likely that UN peacekeepers inadvertently caused the country’s worst cholera epidemic in recent history. And more than half of funds pledged for reconstruction efforts remains undelivered.
via BBC News – Why is Haiti no better off despite quake relief effort?.
Around 1.8 million Haitians have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, according to data collected by the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The number comes after an earlier report saying 1.2 million Haitians faced food insecurity as a result of the storm, which killed 60 people in Haiti.
Up to 2 million people are at risk of malnutrition in Haiti, according to Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the OCHA.
The OCHA, which has expressed continued concern for the nearly 350,000 Haitians still living in tent camps for displaced persons from the 2010 earthquake, said that while most tent residents that had been evacuated before the storm returned home, around 1,500 people remain in 15 hurricane shelters in Haiti.
Late last week, a spokesperson for the UN World Health Organization said there was limited access to health services and restocking supplies due to impassable rivers and damaged and obstructed roads.
The WHO also warned that poor sanitary conditions could increase the risk of cholera transmission, which has reportedly already seen a rise since Sandy.
via Haiti: 1.8 Million People Impacted By Sandy, According to UN.