Camp Management and Relocations J/P HRO is the official camp manager of one of the largest camps in Haiti, the Pétionville Camp (PVC) and the neighboring Cité Maxo Camp. These two Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps housed roughly 60,000 individuals at their peak in 2010 and are currently home to approximately 16,500 displaced individuals as of June 2012.
Camp Management: J/P HRO’s Camp management team works to uphold standards of living in the camps and coordinate protection and assistance programming. The team coordinates the activities and services that other Non-‐ Governmental Organizations (NGOs) stationed within the camps are providing. These services include health, education, sanitation and solid waste removal. J/P HRO ensures that camp residents have reasonable access to these services. This involves managing information gathered about the population and the camp, working to empower residents to take on leadership roles, synchronizing efforts of all involved partners and NGOs working in the camp and maintaining camp infrastructure.
Relocations: J/P HRO’s Relocations program provides residents that are not financially capable of relocating out of camp without assistance the resources and assistance they need to move to a more sustainable housing solution. J/P HRO’s Relocations has successfully relocated 873 of these families, and continues to help more families home. Each family is offered one of three types of packages: a rental subsidy, house retrofit, or house reconstruction. The Relocations team validates ownership and safety of housing options prior to distributing subsidies. Six weeks after a family has relocated from camp, a check is conducted to guarantee that the beneficiary is still in the same house, and then an additional livelihood subsidy is distributed.
• Up to 60,000 residents at the peak
in 2010, now reduced to approximately 14,850 as of
• As of October 2012, 1,045 families relocated with the aid of J/P HRO subsidy program
• More than 900 tents repaired to ensure decent living conditions
J/P HRO’s mission to “Help Haiti Home” requires a great deal of effort and coordination to ensure that each step of the process is managed efficiently and sustainably. We are working to help communities rebuild and return to strong neighborhoods complete with public services and personal support. Together our programs provide comprehensive assistance throughout the process from camp life to independent living back home.