With the storms starting, we are again exposed to catastrophe

We are again exposed to catastrophe

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«Tarpaulins are generally holding up better than tents, but even the best tarpaulin or best tent canada goose outlet jackets is not a good place to live during the rainy canada goose outlet uk or hurricane season,» Timo Lge, communications officer of the interagency group overseeing shelter, told IRIN. «Many camps get flooded each time it rains, and living conditions are dire.»

Aid agencies are working to build sturdier, portable canada goose black friday sale housing with raised floors as quickly as possible; 1,873 of a planned 120,000 transitional shelters have been built enough to house 9,365 people but completing 120,000 could canada goose coats on sale take about one year, Lge said.

Funding and materials are on hand, but land tenure issues and rubble removal are hampering the process. «It will take many months to secure land, buy the required materials, transport them and finish construction,» he said. The OCHA bulletin said there was not enough water for washing, which compromised hygiene. OCHA said in a 1 June communiqu: «With so many people still so vulnerable after the recent earthquake, a serious hurricane this year could be devastating.» Haiti’s Department of Civil Defence canada goose factory outlet has been identifying buildings, such as schools, canada goose outlet sale that could serve as official canada goose outlet communal hurricane shelters.

Jean Ferdinand cheap Canada Goose Jean Jacques, who lives with his wife and children in Caremaga camp, in the Mas Gat 2 area of the capital, Port canada goose outlet canada au Prince, said damage from early storms had been considerable. «Most tents are flooded as we canada goose outlet speak; they are rotting from the canada goose outlet new york city bottom up. People are working on putting sandbags at the base of their tents.»

Harold Desaugustes, a member of the Caremaga camp committee, told IRIN: «Already, the winds and rain have destroyed temporary shelters of people who do not have proper tents. With the storms starting, we are again exposed to catastrophe.»

He said many people, including his family, live canada goose outlet online in rudimentary shelters of plastic sheeting and poles. «Sometimes, in the middle of the night, the structure crashes in from the rain and winds.» He recently bought a second piece of plastic sheeting after the first was blown canada goose outlet reviews away by the wind.

Desaugustes’s household consists of 16 people, including five children under the age of six. «We generally ask other camp residents who have tents to allow our children to sleep there a canada goose outlet uk sale couple of the kids here, a couple there.».

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