Last month, Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that the US Department of Homeland Security would resume non-criminal deportations to Haiti. After Hurricane Matthew, Haiti is devastated and at increased risk of cholera outbreaks, as it is a waterborne disease. Now is not a time for deportations, but increasing Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, as was done in after the 2010 earthquake. Church World Service’s action alert below demands just that. ——————— October 12, 2016 Dear Friend, Last weekend, Hurricane Matthew decimated Haiti, a country that was already struggling to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake. In the wake of the earthquake, the U.S. government promised to help displaced Haitians and support the country’s recovery. The U.S. government designated Haitians who were already in the United States in 2011 for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Still, 65,000 Haitians have been displaced in their own […]
Church World Service is seeking an intern to work with the Haiti Advocacy Working Group in Washington, DC. The intern must be enrolled in an accredited course for which course credits are given for up to 20 hours of work per week. Applications are due by the end of August. The Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) is a working group of international development, faith based, human rights and social justice organizations advocating on issues related to U.S – Haiti policy. It has advocated for the last five years for a just reconstruction in Haiti, following the devastating earthquake in the country in January 2010. Click HERE for more information.
The Assessing Progress in Haiti Act, which recently passed through US Congress, has the potential to resolve many human rights and rule of law issues in Haiti. From housing rights, to elections, to food security, and more, this new bill aims to hold aid agencies accountable for using funds to empower the Haitian government and Haitian organizations in order to better Haiti. Assessing Progress in Haiti Margot de Greef, Church World Service August 5, 2014 Port-au-Prince – On Friday July 25 the United States Congress passed the S.1104, The Assessing Progress in Haiti Act. CWS has played a big role in advocating for the passage of this Act, and encouraged allies in Congress to consider the bill favorably. As CWS Country Representative for Haiti – and someone who has lived in Haiti for many years – I want to thank members of […]