Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Press Conference In Haiti – American and Haitian Organizations Blast Relief Aid Discrimination Against “Street Children”

Haitkaah Social Justice Project
108 High Street, Randolph, MA 02368
Haiti: 011-509-3848-1558
US: 781-492-3552

Contact: Lynn Currier
Haiti: 011-509-3848-1558
US: 781-492-3552

On Haiti’s Day of the Child, American and Haitian Grassroots Organizations Will Celebrate the Haitian “Street Kids” and Hold a Press Conference to Expose How the Heavily Funded NGO’s are Discriminating Against These Most Vulnerable Children Orphaned Before the Jan.uary 12th Earthquake.

On June 4, 2010, Haiti’s Day of the Children at 1:00, Haitkaah Social Justice Project will sponsor a large celebration of Haitian “street children” at Rebeccas Kindergarten (Kore Timoun Office) 87 Route Pist, Delmas 3, Haiti. Approximately 100 children living on the streets of Haiti, who have not received any of the relief aid sent by the American people via UNICEF, Save the Children or Feed the Chldren, will come to particpate, be registered, and give testimony at the press conference at 2:30 about the discriminatiory practices toward them. After the children speak, representatives from the Ke Timoun Yo (The Heart of the Children) coalition will express their grave concerns and outrage over the Working Group on Child Protection’s policy of helping ONLY those children orphaned after the earthquake, and leaving 100’s of orphans on the streets to fend for themselves. After 5 months of urging UNICEF to do the right thing – what we feel the American people have donated their millions of dollars for – to feed and care for all the orphans – we will take this opportunity to expose them, and demand publically that take these vulnerable children off the streets immediately. As well, we will talk about how USAid and the other NGO’s giving food and shelter have ignored our repeated requests to help them.

Representatives from organizations who will be speaking at the press conference are: Lynn Currier , director- Haitkaah Social Justice Project (US/Haiti), Kendy Desir, Programming Assistant – Haitkaah Social Justice Project (US/Haiti), Evans Nozard, director – GFG (Haiti), Mathieu Hyppolite, director – ASED(Haiti), Wesner St. Gel, director – GOFONGH (Haiti), Kerby Cetoute, director – MOREJED (Haiti), Ronald Estinvil, director – Kok Potoprens (Haiti). For more information or personal interviews contact Lynn Currier at: 011-509-3848-1558.

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