Camp Closures through Market Based Cash Transfers for Rental Subsidies

The earthquake that struck Haiti’s West Province on January 12, 2010, resulted in one of the worst humanitarian disasters in modern times. More than 200,000 lives were lost, at least 180,000 homes were damaged or completely destroyed, and an estimated 1.5 million people were made homeless. Half of the nation’s 15,000 schools collapsed or were severely damaged. At the peak of the emergency, 1.5 million people were living in 1,300 camps.As part of the ISAC Shelter cluster, CRS emergency response provided shelter kits to 46,963 families to provide immediate protection. A transitional shelter program was launched to provide semi-permanent accommodation for families for the duration of the reconstruction period.