The week after Hurricane Matthew ravaged Haiti, Senators Ed Markey and Linda Dorcena Forry held a forum at the Massachusetts State House called “Eyes on Haiti.” In it, they discussed the response to Matthew, what Senator Markey had seen in his visit to Haiti after the hurricane, aid accountability, and justice for cholera. Senator Markey stated that he believes we are getting closer to justice for cholera, especially with the opportunity of Ban Ki-moon’s term ending soon, but the United Nations probably needs continued pressure to make it “do the right thing.” IJDH Executive Director Brian Concannon discussed how the lack of accountability caused Hurricane Matthew to devastate Haiti much more than surrounding countries that were hit. The next forum is planned for the first week of December. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. […]
Senator Markey Discusses Cholera Epidemic in Haiti & Donald Trump’s Candidacy Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC October 13, 2016 Senator Markey, having just returned from a trip to Haiti to assist in humanitarian aid following Hurricane Matthew, speaks about the cholera epidemic and the obligation of the international community to help Haiti in its time of need. He calls for a course of action from the UN, both short term to immediately assist those in need of medical care, clean water, food, and shelter, and long term to help rebuild the Haitian healthcare system, water system, and public health. The western world has a moral responsibility to fix the cholera epidemic it has created. Click HERE for the original video.
Senator Ed Markey just returned from a trip to Haiti to observe the hurricane response, and now he wants to hear from all of us. This Friday, State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry will host a panel at the State House on cholera and the response to Hurricane Matthew. This is also an opportunity to urge Senator Markey to do more for Haiti. Eyes on Haiti: A conversation about cholera and disaster response When: 1-2:30pm on Friday, October 14 Where: Massachusetts State House room 428 Who: Senator Ed Markey, Massachusetts Brian Concannon, IJDH Executive Director Whether or not you can attend, please share this post or the Boston Haitian Reporter notice with anyone you know who cares about Haiti.
U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) visited Haiti earlier this week to assess the current situation following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew and help provide aid to the Haitian people. He also has written to Samantha Power, the US Ambassador to the UN, asking for accountability and assistance in the cholera outbreak. Senator Markey Visits Haiti to Assess Humanitarian Response After Hurricane Matthew Senator Ed Markey October 12, 2016 Washington (October 12, 2016) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy of the Foreign Relations Committee, traveled this week to Haiti to observe the humanitarian response to Hurricane Matthew and assess any public health conditions, including the possible aggravation of Haiti’s cholera epidemic. The cholera epidemic started in Haiti in 2010 after United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Forces introduced cholera when […]
U.S. Senators Ed Markey [D-MA] and Marco Rubio [R-FL] came together on a letter asking that Secretary of State John Kerry appropriately address the cholera outbreak in Haiti. The bipartisan duo demands immediate action, echoing the recent letter to the Secretary sent by 158 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Cholera Epidemic in Haiti Demands Immediate Action Say U.S. Senators Markey and Rubio Ed Markey, United States Senator for Massachusetts July 22, 2016 As Haiti continues to suffer from a cholera epidemic that has resulted in more cases and deaths than any other known cholera outbreak in the Americas, Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called on the State Department to address the crisis and urge the United Nations (UN) to take responsibility and appropriate steps to remedy the […]