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UN humanitarian official wraps up visit to Haiti's disaster zone

10-21-2010 14:08 BJT

SANTO DOMINGO, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Catherine Bragg, United Nations assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and deputy emergency coordinator, Wednesday finished a three-day visit to the places most affected by the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

"We have enforced the humanitarian goals we had set (...) however, the conditions are difficult," Bragg said during a press conference in Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.

Bragg visited Leogane, 35 km south of Haiti's capital, where she saw the progress on reconstruction projects carried out in that zone.

In Port-au-Prince, Bragg visited the Mais Gate and Tabarre Issa refugees camps, where 1,500 and 526 families live, respectively.

The UN official said the heat under the tents is unbearable, and she regretted the lack of sanitation, security and economic perspective.

She was accompanied by members of international organizations, UN police agents and members of local groups who participated in the aid work of refugees.

The patrolling of the UN peacekeeping troops will be increased in these camps to reduce the rape and crime rate in those camps, Bragg said.

She said that more than 1.5 million Haitians live in temporary shelters and that 90 percent of those had access to health centers.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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