Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

(See also IJDH sections on Cholera Accountability and “DHS Should Extend TPS for Haitians.” Interviews with Brian Concannon and Mario Joseph follow the “News and Opinion” section below.)

News and Opinion

After Hurricane Matthew, many victims in Haiti feel abandoned,” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, July 14, 2017

Haiti – FLASH : Heavy rain on the South, significant damage (provisional assessment) – Haiti Libre, April 24, 2017

Six months after Hurricane Matthew, food, shelter still scarce in Haiti – Miami Herald, April 12, 2017

Two Steps Back: Haiti still reeling from Hurricane Matthew – Refugees International, April 5, 2017

Macaya : Matthew accélère le tic-tac de la bombe environnementale – Le Nouvelliste, April 4, 2017

Six months post-hurricane, hunger gnaws at southern Haiti – AFP, April 3, 2017

Grand’Anse, ces infortunés du sort – Le Nouvelliste, April 3, 2017

Haiti: Recovery and resilience after Hurricane Matthew – Al Jazeera, April 1, 2017

Grande-Anse, Food Insecurity Update/Report [Français] – Direction Départementale Agricole de la Grand-Anse, March 2017 (English version, vèsyon Kreyòl)

Desperate Haitians living in caves, eating toxic plants in post-hurricane Haiti – Miami Herald, March 24, 2017

La Grand’Anse à deux doigts d’une alerte famine…Le Nouvelliste, March 23, 2017

After 19 hours of debate — through the night — Haiti welcomes a new government – Miami Herald, March 21, 2017 (graphic description at 5th paragraph from end of article)

Grand’Anse, la faim gagne du terrain – Le Nouvelliste, March 20, 2017

Haiti: Humanitarian Funding Overview (as of 16 March 2017) – UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs March 15, 2017

Following visit to Haiti, UN expert urges more aid for Hurricane Matthew victims – UN News Centre, March 13, 2017

Failed policies in Haiti fuel a post-hurricane food crisis – IRIN News, March 7, 2017

UN calls for support to recovery plan as Haiti loses $2.7 billion in Hurricane Matthew – UN News Centre, March 6, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Situation Report No. 35 – UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, March 4, 2017

Haitian Government, UN and partners launch two-year plan aimed at saving lives, building resilience, UN News Centre, February 7, 2017

Three months after Hurricane Matthew, 1.5 million Haitians face hungerCaribbean News Now!, January 23, 2017

Three months after Hurricane Matthew, 1.5 million Haitians face hunger – UN agencies report – UN News Centre, January 18, 2017

Seven Years After Devastating Earthquake, Haiti Struggles with Debt ‎and Hurricane Matthew Recovery – Jubilee USA Network, January 13, 2017

100 Days After Matthew, Seven Years After the ‘Quake’: Is Haiti More Resilient?, The World Bank, January 12, 2017

Tijuana welcomes Haitian immigrants stuck at U.S.-Mexico borderPBS Newshour, December 23, 2016

A Close-Up Look at Southwestern Haiti, Post-Hurricane MatthewWunderBlog, December 16, 2016

Letter to Secretary of State and USAID Regarding US Assistance to Haiti Senator Nelson and Representative Wilson. November 28, 2016

Canada Announces Disaster Relief and Long-Term Aid Package, The Canadian Press. November 18, 2016.

OCHA Situation Report #22 on Hurricane MatthewUnited Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. November 16, 2016

Living in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew – Reuters, November 10, 2016

Press release: Congresswoman Frederica Wilson on resumption of deportation flights to Haiti November 10, 2016

Funding for Hurricane Matthew Flash Appeal only at 31% United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. October 31, 2016

Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Times of Disaster by Emilio Neas. Disability Rights Fund. October 23, 2016

The Passing of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti : RNDDH demands respect for human dignity by the Haitian Government, Political Parties, and Humanitarian Agencies | Passage de l’Ouragan Matthew sur Haïti : le RNDDH exige le respect de la dignité… Réseau National de Défense des Droits Humains. October 21, 2016 (report)

Reports and Briefings on Haiti since the hurricane ACAPS. October 5-21, 2016

Dr. Paul Farmer Is ‘Surprised And Upset And Humbled’ After Visit To Haiti by Marc Silver. NPR. October 21, 2016

Haïti -post Matthew : visite d’observation du Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) dans le département du Sud by Bureau des Avocats Internationaux. October 20, 2016

After Hurricane, Haitian Women Ready to Lead by Anna Tenuta. Foreign Policy in Focus. October 18, 2016.

Sens. Menendez and Nelson Lead TPS Request for Haitians in Wake of Hurricane Matthew by Senator Bob Menendez. October 13, 2016.

Deportation to a disaster zone: Obama under pressure to stop crackdown on Haitian migrants as

Hurricane Matthew toll in Haiti rises to 1,000, dead buried in mass graves – Reuters, October 10, 2016

Hurricane Matthew wreaks havoc on island by Daniel Denvir, Salon. October 7, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Has Exacerbated the Debt We Owe to Haiti by Michael Posner, Newsweek. October 7, 2016.

Haiti: Hurricane Matthew leaves hundreds dead, ‘worst yet to come’ by Madison Park, Angela Dewan, and Elizabeth Roberts, CNN. October 7, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Makes Old Problems Worse for Haitians – The New York Times, October 6, 2016

Haiti after Hurricane Matthew: “We’ve lost everything.” by Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald. October 6, 2016

After Hurricane Matthew, will aid predators ravage Haiti?  by Jocelyn McCalla, The Guardian, October 6, 2016

Aid teams in Haiti struggle to reach regions slammed by Hurricane Matthew by Paul Schemm and Brian Murphy. The Washington Post. October 5, 2016

Jérémie dévastée (Avec 5 photos saisissantes) by Frantz Duval. Le Nouvelliste. October 5, 2016

Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: Looking Beyond the Disaster Narrative by Mark Schuller. Common Dreams. October 5, 2016

Solidarity in the Storm: Hurricane Matthew Verite sou Tanbou: Thoughts on Cite Soleil, Haiti & Beyond.  October 5, 2016.

Rerun elections postponed due to Hurricane Matthew, by Jacqueline Charles. Miami Herald. October 5, 2016

Interviews with Brian Concannon or Mario Joseph

UN Admits Fault in Cholera Outbreak as Country Faces Prospect of Famine The Real News. December 6, 2016

After Hurricane Matthew, cholera is once again threatening storm-ravaged Haiti Miami Herald. October 9, 2016

Al Jazeera interviews Brian Concannon about Hurricane Matthew and Disaster Response October 9, 2016

Brian Concannon Interview on Hurricane Matthew WBZ. October 5, 2016

Brian Concannon Interview on Hurricane Matthew KCRW. October 5, 2016

 Haitian-led recovery efforts

Best Practices for Hurricane Matthew Relief Aid in Haiti

Effective Aid for Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

Petition to Halt Deportations to Haiti

Hurricane Matthew Relief Agencies to Fund

Haitian Community Organizations and Networks

• Konbit Soley Leve (Cite Soleil)

• Sakala (Cite Soleil)

• Rebuilding Petit-Goave (letter from Petit-Goave Mayor)

• Fondation Coeurs Verts (FONCOVE, Jeremie)

• Kouraj (Léogane, Petit-Goave, Jérémie, Cayes)

International Organizations who support/fund local Haitian community organizations involved in relief

American Jewish World Service (AJWS)

        • Beyond Borders (Jacmel, LaGonave) (partners: SASA! a women and girls network)

Fanm Ayisyen nan Miyami (FANM)

• Fondation Aquin Solidarite (Aquin)


• Friends of Paradis des Indiens, Inc. (Grand’Anse)

Grassroots International (partners: MPNKP, MPP, PAPDA, Tet Kole, and KROS)

Global Links

Haitian Americans United, Inc.

        • HELP (Port-au-Prince, with relief efforts in Jeremie)

Lambi Fund of Haiti

Mennonite Central Committee (Partners: Ecumenical Foundation for Peace and Justice (FOPJ), Sakala)

Partners in Health (Partner: Zanmi Lasante)

Project Saint Anne (Camp Perrin)

Saint Boniface Foundation (southern Haiti)

Saint Rock Haiti Foundation

        • SOIL

• The Three Little Flowers Center (Port Royal)

        • Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)

International Organizations Involved in Hurricane Matthew Relief Work

Medical Relief

Project Medishare

Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante

St. Boniface (Fond-des-blancs)

Other Relief

Church World Service


 Aid Accountability


Q&A: Rethinking effective aid and partnerships in Haiti Devex. November 16, 2016

Applying Human Rights Principles to Disaster Response International Human Rights Funders Group. November 2, 2016

#KnowBeforeYouGo (Dear Volunteers and Missionaries) Equal Health. October 23, 2016

What You Need To Know If You’d Like To Help Post-Hurricane Haiti by Eleanor Klibanoff. NPR. October 15, 2016

CoEH Expresses its Profound Solidarity with the Haitian People, Evert-Jan Brouwer, Coordination Europe-Haiti.  October 12, 2016

Le CLIO et le CCO se positionnent dans l’intervention en Haïti après le passage de l’ouragan Matthew Cadre de Liaison Inter-ONG and Comité de Coordination des ONG. October 12, 2016

Hurricane Matthew: Haitians Rebuilding Haiti by Nancy Young. Common Dreams. October 11, 2016

Guidelines for Helping in the Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew Roots of Development. October 6, 2016

As Hurricane Matthew Death Toll Tops 100 in Haiti, Do’s and Don’ts for Americans Who Want to Help by Ansel Herz. The Stranger. October 6, 2016

Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: Looking Beyond the Disaster Narrative by Mark Schuller. Common Dreams. October 5, 2016


5 Tips for Donating After Disasters ProPublica. June 19, 2015

Deeper Dive

Cheaper, Better, Longer-Lasting: A Rights-Based Approach to Disaster Response in Haiti by Beatrice Lindstrom and Brian Concannon. Emory International Law Review. January 2011

The Big Truck that Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster by Jonathan M. Katz. 2015 (book)

Killing with Kindness: Haiti, International Aid, and NGOs by Mark Schuller. 2012 (book)

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