Haiti – Preparing for disaster

Haiti’s rainy season, followed by the hurricane season, bring hardship to thousands of people every year. Serious rains and landslides have already hit Haiti, causing loss of life and devastation in some parts of the country. Eighteen months after the 2010 earthquake, hundreds of thousands of people remain in camps and highly vulnerable to the spread of cholera and the impact of storms, flooding and landslides. Preparing for Disaster follows Red Cross who are working with communities in camps and neighbourhoods to identify simple actions that can minimize the impact of storms or floods such as training in early warning systems, digging ditches and sharing messages on disaster preparedness in public places such as tap taps and through games with children in camps.

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