Commitment to Action

Hurricane Relief and Reconstruction

Commitment by

International Organization for Migration

In 2008, as result of a series of four major storms, most notably affecting the city of Gonaives where flooding and mud resulted in major damage to public infrastructure, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) committed an estimated $6.5 million in emergency response activities. As a result, Gonaives' infrastructure and drainage system will improve and increase access to the city.
Project activity has already begun on school rehabilitation, drainage, irrigation canal construction, and other relevant work that will help communities to 'build back better.' Since the hurricanes in 2008, 36 projects have been completed or are currently underway in Gonaives.
As of April 2011, IOM's commitment has benefitted 688,114 individuals, through the creation of 20,769 jobs, cash-for-work projects, rehabilitation of 36 schools, and the reconstruction of school latrine blocks, water systems, and irrigation and drainage canals.

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Commitment

Hurricane Relief and Reconstruction

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$6,500,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

HAITI

Commitment by

International Organization for Migration