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Haiti's Geographic Vulnerability

Haiti’s geographic location in the path of Atlantic hurricanes, combined with the steep topography of its western region from which all major river systems flow to the coast, make this country particularly vulnerable to hydrometeorological disasters, especially between June and December. Mudslides are common along river valleys where years of deforestation have left the upper reaches of the western basins bare. Cyclones, floods, and droughts are common.  |  CLICK to read more

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