Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

IOM Observations on DR-Haiti Border

Below is an excerpt from a report by the IOM in Haiti, on observations at the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Since June 2015, a crisis has been developing on the border as Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants have fled DR to escape discrimination, harassment and the threat of deportation.

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Border Monitoring Sitrep

International Organisation for Migration
October 23, 2015


This document represents a summary snapshot of monitoring activities conducted by IOM and border monitoring partners at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The monitoring was put in place following the movements observed at the border before and after the 17th June 2015 expiration of the registration component of the National Plan for the Regularization of Foreigners (PNRE1 in Spanish), established in the Dominican Republic. Monitoring of border movements began as of the first week of June 2015. Up until the 16th of June, figures are based on partial observations of border crossing points. The network’s current structure covers 100% of border crossing points as of July 2015.


 17,816 households representing 34,877 individuals crossed the border into Haitian territory

 37.6% were female while 62.4% were male

 555 presumed unaccompanied minors were identified

 1,653 households declared having been registered in the PNRE corresponding to 3,656 individuals

 20,718 individuals declared having returned spontaneously to Haiti

 7,845 individuals claim to have been deported

 6,314 individuals were officially deported at the three official border crossing points of Ouanaminthe, Malpasse, and Belladères and have been voluntary registered.


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