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Haiti Aims to Move Residents Out of Tents, Back Into Habitable Homes

With 1.5 million Haitians still living in tent camps, international organizations and the government are struggling to find legally available land for new settlements and ways to decongest the existing camps. The government is now advising people who can return home safely to do so, as a preferred option.

Throughout Port-au-Prince, on side streets and behind security walls, many Haitians are doing just that, even if their houses are uninhabitable. Tiny private tent camps have sprouted up in yards and driveways as people try to start over on their old land.

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