Haiti: incessant rains, floods and mudslides

The Haitian capital Port-au-Prince woke up Saturday, June 3 in rain as flooding is reported in some parts of the country where showers have been falling for two days. Haiti's hydrometeorological unit does not expect any improvement until Monday.

Several regions of Haiti face flooding, including Petit-Goâve, whose residents are trying to help each other, June 3, 2023. © Richard Pierrin / AFP

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With our correspondent in Port-au-Prince, Marie André Bélange

Impassable roads, flooded neighborhoods and mudslides in Port-au-Prince and several other parts of Haiti. On social networks, calls for help have multiplied while shops and public transport have been idling.

The lack of cleaning of the canals makes the situation difficult in some areas that are already crumbling under piles of rubbish. As well as for residents of neighborhoods exposed to risks of floods and landslides, they continue to build outside any standards, under the eyes of the authorities.

No assessment of the damage caused by these bad weather, which could add to the daily lot of the Haitian population, already suffering from a serious crisis.

The hurricane season is forecast to be less active this year. However, it causes concern, as Haiti remains very vulnerable. Especially since the authorities have not taken any concrete measures to limit the damage in the event of natural disasters.

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