Haiti braces for another hurricane season

As Haiti braces for another hurricane season, UNICEF Representative in Haiti Annamaria Laurini recently surveyed Gonaïves, the country’s third largest city, to evaluate its emergency preparedness. She was accompanied on the visit by UNICEF Emergency Operations Chief Lucia Elmi.

Gonaïves’s population of 300,000 had not yet fully recovered from the destruction of 2004’s Hurricane Jeanne when the city was hit by a series of devastating storms last year. Despite the recovery efforts of UNICEF and its partners – a third of the city has been repaired – grave concerns remain about the possibility of another catastrophic hurricane season in 2009.

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