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Haiti Slum

Haiti Slum

Here is the picture of a Haitian slum. According to the World Risk Index (2014) of the United Nations University, Haiti is the most vulnerable country in the Latin American and Caribbean region. It is regularly facing every possible kind of environmental alteration resulting regular migratory flows, making people environmental migrant. Environmental factors have a great impact on global migration flows, because people are forced to leave their home region due to sudden or long-term changes to their local environment with harsh or deteriorating conditions. Climate change, environment and migration are all interrelated. Environmental degradation and disasters generally cause migration and movement of people can also cause significant effects on the surrounding ecosystems. Frequent droughts, cyclones, hurricanes and floods in Haiti have caused significant impact in one of the most fragile environments in the world. Half of the residents of the Haitian capital city were not born there. Haiti is very much vulnerable to climate change; it needs to increase its ability to foresee and control the effects of climate change, while integrating the associated migration risks.

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The slum City Cite Soleil

The slum City Cite Soleil

Cité Soleil is a slum City near the Capital Port-au-Prince. it is one of the poorest cities in Haiti.

Cité Soleil was originally a shanty town. it has anywhere between 200,000 to 400,000 residents

The city became known in the summer of 1966, following a fire in the slum of La Saline. The first set of homes were built there but the area was known as Cité Simone

In 1972, yet another fire displace more people and they were moved to the Boston section of Cité Simone.

In 2007 the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) was involved in several operation to get ride of the gangs

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Jalousie, a tribute to Prefete Duffaut

Jalousie, a tribute to Prefete Duffaut

Jalousie has been turned into a colorful tribute to Haitian artist, Prefete Duffaut, whose imaginary cities rose up from canvas in a profusion that exemplifies the world's view of what a shanty town should, ideally, be. Reasons for choosing Jalousie as the site for this tribute range from the town's mayor wishing to make it a new tourist attraction, to wanting to give the residents a sense of national identity.

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A picture of Jalousie Slum in Port-au-Prince

A picture of Jalousie Slum in Port-au-Prince

This is the view in Port-au-Prince, one of Haiti's biggest shantytowns,called jalousie. It is a large number pf homes located on a mountainside in the nation's capital. Currently, there is a project to paint them

Many people were employed to start painting the concrete facades of buildings in Jalousie slum in a rainbow of purple, peach, lime and cream. This idea was taken from the famous Haitian artist and Haitian painter Prefete Duffaut in his famous work "cities-in-the-skies".

This project is to cost the government $1.4 million

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