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One Month Later, Haiti Quake Survivors Report Need For Protection From Crime, Rainy Season
Date:2/12/2010

-- World Vision survey finds more than half of Haiti's displaced fear robbery, rape

-- As rainy season approaches, poor weather highlights need for secure shelter for families

-- World Vision encourages U.N. and Haitian government to focus on crime-prevention strategies

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Haiti's homeless are in need of protection and shelter says humanitarian agency World Vision after a new survey finds that more than half of respondents said they are living in exposed shelter and reported security concerns, including fear of robbery and rape.  

"Shelter is the utmost priority for people now in Haiti, not just in advance of the coming rains, but to provide privacy and some additional security," said World Vision's Humanitarian Protection Specialist Patrick Sooma.  "Temporary shelters also leave children extremely vulnerable, particul
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