UN Migration Agency Strengthens Preparations for Peak Hurricane Season in Haiti, Caribbean

Port-au-Prince – With peak hurricane season arriving in early September, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Haiti is intensifying its emergency preparedness capacity thanks to additional funding from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO).

The new funding provided by ECHO will allow IOM to have ready for distribution hygiene and kitchen items for 2,500 vulnerable families as well as home repair materials. This stock will total 12,500 kits, added to the relief items previously donated by the US Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).

For the vulnerable Caribbean nation of Haiti, which shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, hurricane preparedness remains more critical than ever. It only takes one major storm to decimate the island for…

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