|Haitian government to relocate up to 200 slum dwellers outside the capital|
The Associated Press - By Trenton Daniel - 29 June 2012
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti plans to relocate several hundred people from a flood-prone shantytown to an arid plain northwest of Port-au-Prince, a government official said Friday.The architect of the move, Minister of Environment Joseph Ronald Toussaint, told a local radio station that up to 200 houses are readily available in the area of Morne Cabrit outside the capital.
That isn't enough to move all the people who are at risk of major floods in the shanty above the capital but Toussaint said he was trying to figure out housing for the remaining people.
That number has decreased through a combination of rental subsidies to camp residents, forced removals by land owners and voluntary departures.
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