ECHO backs IOM effort to end Haiti earthquake camps, re-house victims

08 Feb 2013 - The European Commission Humanitarian Aid Directorate (ECHO) has stepped in with a new EUR 6 million contribution to an IOM programme which supports the relocation of camp residents to safer housing options through the provision of rental subsidies. The new ECHO funding will allow IOM to extend the programme until December 2013 targeting at least 7,560 families in some 50 of the highest risk camps in terms of poor sanitation, flooding and landslides.