Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is holding a week of prayers for those rendered stateless by a discriminatory Dominican Republic (DR) ruling in 2013. Thousands of migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent have fled from DR to Haiti in fear of violence and sudden deportation. The DR government has also begun the mass deportations promised since July. This week, MCC will be posting prayers, engaging in advocacy and sharing resources to support those displaced by this human rights crisis.
Days of Prayer for the Displaced in Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Mennonite Central Committee
August 31, 2015
In the Dominican Republic, thousands of Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent stripped of their citizenship are living in fear of deportation because of recent, harsh changes to immigration laws. An estimated 66,000 people have already fled the Dominican Republic and entered Haiti, and many are struggling to rebuild their lives in drought-stricken communities with few means to aid their reintegration.
We invite you to join us for a week of prayer and advocacy for our brothers and sisters facing an uncertain future. From August 31 to September 6, we’ll share resources to help guide you and your church as we ask the Lord to provide for the suffering, protect those living in fear, and bring about reconciliation between these two divided countries.
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