IJDH is joining the Haiti Advocacy Working Group in a special campaign for cholera justice. Will you take five minutes to join us? Here are some actions you can take: 1. Visit the FaceJustice website: www.facejustice.org 2. Use and share the Social Media toolkit: www.facejustice.org/toolkit.html 3. Share the link to the interfaith letter on cholera justice with people/organizations who can sign: www.facejustice.org/interfaith.html 4. Sign the cholera petition: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/End_Haitis_Cholera_Epidemic_with_UN_Action_Now_1/?pv=126 5. Use our sample tweets to send messages to President Obama and Secretary Kerry: – I’m standing up for cholera victims. @UN @BarackObama will you? #Justice4Cholera #EndHaitiCholera – .@BarackObama @JohnKerry @StateDept Help prevent future deaths by exercising your leadership and pressuring the @UN to #EndHaitiCholera – .@BarackObama @JohnKerry six years of cholera death is far too long. #EndHaitiCholera now! www.facejustice.org 6. Take a selfie! Post a photo of yourself with a sign […]
In October 2010, United Nations peacekeepers brought cholera to Haiti. The disease, unknown to the country before then, has killed about 9000 people and infected over 762,000. On the fifth anniversary of this epidemic, IJDH and a few other groups launched the Face Justice campaign to tell victims’ stories and show the UN that they are more than just statistics. This article is a reflection on that campaign through the story of one of those victims, who lost a child to cholera while fighting the illness herself. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. A Forgotten Epidemic Katharine Oswald, Thirdway February 27, 2016 Haiti is home to the world’s worst cholera epidemic today. The outbreak was instigated in 2010, unknowingly, by United Nations (U.N.) peacekeepers. Five years later, Haitians are still waiting for an adequate response to […]
Octobre 2015 marque cinq ans depuis que l’ONU a commencé une épidémie de choléra en Haïti, et cinq ans depuis les victimes du l’épidémie ont commencé a réclamer justice. Dans la campagne “Face Justice,” les victimes et les avocats du Bureau des Avocats Internationaux ont affichée des photos des victimes contre les murs siégeant le Local de l’ONU à Port-au-Prince. La journée prochaine ils ont tenu un Sitting devant le siège de l’ONU en vue d’exprimer leur revendications. Outre l’inaction de l’ONU, le gouvernement haïtien n’a pas encore de soutenir les revendications des victimes du choléra. Partie de l’article est ci-dessous. Cliquez ICI pour le texte complet. Après 5 Ans, Les Victimes du Choléra Continuent à Réclamer la Justice Jonas Pierre-Louis et Ronald Chataigne, Bertha Blog 15 janvier 2016 Octobre 2015 marqua déjà cinq ans depuis qu’Haïti, après avoir été victime d’un séisme qui a […]
This is a bulletin from The International Association of Democratic Lawyers on United Nations activities from July through mid-October 2015. It includes an update on Haiti that focuses on justice for the victims of the UN cholera epidemic. Part of the bulletin is below. Click HERE for the full text. IADL United Nations Activities Bulletin – November 2015 Beatrice Lindstrom, International Association of Democratic Lawyers November 2015 Justice for Cholera Victims in Haiti IADL members Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) and the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti persist in their fight for justice for the victims of the cholera epidemic in Haiti. Although the epidemic has killed more than 9,000, with more than 751,000 documented infections, the United Nations (UN) still refuses to accept responsibility for introducing the deadly disease, making the need for advocacy all the more urgent. This […]
This post is very short but makes an important point about why we must all fight for justice for Haiti’s cholera victims. An excerpt is below. Click HERE for the full post. Fighting for Cholera Victims in Haiti Haitihub November 5, 2015 October marked 5 years since the Cholera outbreak in Haiti. To date, there have been 8,847 confirmed Cholera related deaths in the country, and nearly 800,000 people have fallen sick. Personally, I know that I struggle to empathize with statistics, and it is hard to fathom what 8,847 lives lost really means – but then I think about how much it would hurt to lose just one person I hold dear… Click HERE for the full post.