Hh Environmental Perceptions Ranking : Poor Soil Very Serious 2012
Survey respondents were asked to identify all of the potential risks to their household. Given the multiple hazards in this part of Haiti, surprisingly less than half of the inhabitants (48%) identified more than two environmental risks. The reason may be that most people have very recently experienced two specific types of events, namely hurricanes and flooding. These occurrences and their consequences may have been perceived as more severe than other events, therefore possibly overshadowing all other environmental hazards. In fact, those who can point to a particular year when they last experienced loss or damage from hurricanes will refer to very recent incidents: 2011 (62.6%), 2010 (13.3%), or 2008 (9.8%).
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