Heavy rain has caused landslides and mudslides which have killed at least 23 people, mostly in the capital Port-au-Prince.
With more than half a million people still living in temporary camps, ActionAid is deeply concerned about the fate of Haitians, especially if the rains lead to disease and sanitation issues.
Tropical Storm Emily was broken up on the night of Thursday 4 August by the mountains in Haiti and the Dominican Republic and storm warnings throughout the Caribbean were then dropped.
ActionAid Haiti is working with partners to further assess the damage in areas where we continue to work with people affected by last year's earthquake.
Our biggest concern is for the hundreds of thousands of people living in tents in Port au Prince
Daniel Gédéon, ERP Manager for ActionAid in Haiti.
Less than 30,000 of those displaced by last year’s quake have found permanent homes. There is no strategic government plan for shelter, land disputes are widespread and tons of rubble still needs clearing, much of which is thought to contain human remains.
The UN’s Shelter Cluster in Haiti, a group of UN and government representatives, international and local charitable organisations, say that to enable large-scale shelter construction and ultimately permanent homes, issues of safe relocation sites, debris removal and planning processes must be urgently addressed by the government.
ActionAid is urging the Haitian government and international donors to invest in a system of land reform that would redistribute multiple plots of land to poor communities and provide much needed social housing – government subsidised homes let at low rents and on a secure basis to people in housing need.