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Haiti quake camp pop. drops 14 percent since Feb.

Haiti quake camp pop. drops 14 percent since Feb.

A humanitarian group in Haiti says the number of people living in temporary settlements created after the 2010 earthquake has dropped 14 percent since February to an estimated 421,000.
The International Organization for Migration says in a Wednesday statement that this is the steepest decline in the camp population since early last year.
The drop stems in part from rental subsidies that were given to families too poor to leave the camps. The families were each given $500 to find rooms elsewhere.
The group IOM also attributes the drop to a government program that targeted six visible camps and relocated the residents back into their original neighborhoods.
The January 2010 earthquake displaced as many 1.5 million people, who moved into makeshift settlements that flood when it rains.