Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haitian Education & Leadership Program Suggests Haitian Organizations for Matthew Donations

    Dear Friends,   While HELP staff, students and infrastructure were spared as Hurricane Matthew veered westward before it hit Haiti on Tuesday, many of you have by now seen pictures of the devastation that the storm brought to southwestern Haiti.  We have several students and staff from that area and at least one staff member’s family home was destroyed.   HELP students are mobilizing to provide relief to the communities in the South.  Jeremie native Nepthaly PIERRE-LOUIS (HELP class of ’17) will be bringing food and other supplies to the Grand’Anse tomorrow with The Association of University Students of the Grand’Anse. HELP has donated $500 to this effort and HELP staff have raised an additional $100. Other students will be heading to their hometowns in the south and southwest. Please follow our Facebook page for updates.   If you […]

New York Times urges DHS to end deportations

The New York Times editorial staff opined Saturday: “Department of Homeland Security should immediately reinstitute temporary protected status for Haitians in the United States, and suspend efforts to deport unauthorized immigrants back to the disaster zone.” As Haiti struggles through the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, combined with chronic poverty and cholera, it also faces “misguided disaster response.” In response to these issues, Haitians need temporary protected status, TPS and donations to seasoned, Haitian charities. Part of the editorial is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti’s New Catastrophe by the New York Times editorial staff October 7th, 2016 Hurricane Matthew battered Florida and points north on Friday, having already wreaked deadly havoc in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Cuba and Haiti. All those along its path need aid and protection and, when the wind and rain end, swift help in rebuilding. But Haiti needs it […]

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