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Haiti relocates quake survivors

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Haiti relocates quake survivors


Haiti has started an operation to relocate thousands of homeless earthquake survivors ahead of the Caribbean island’s rainy season.

The rains bring with them the risk of mudslides and flooding and officials say thousands could be in danger.

Haiti was rocked by a massive tremor on January 12 that destroyed homes and much of the country’s infrastructure.

Some 75,000 people still live in make camps across the capital Port Au Prince, despite aid agencies warning the government of President Rene Preval that those living in low-lowing areas are in danger.

Haitian officials say the quake killed nearly 300,000 people.

A UN-backed donor conference last month raised over 7 billion euros (10 billion dollars) to help the survivors.

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