Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Parallels Between Flint and Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

This article reveals the similarities between the two water-induced crises in Flint, Michigan and in Haiti. The author underlines the negligence that led to both crises: the dismissal of proof that water was contaminated by government officials in Flint and the lack of screening of its own agents and later the refusal to take responsibility by the UN. The author later raises the question of health and social justice, as she points out that these water crises have mostly affected already vulnerable populations. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Flint and Haiti: A Tale of Two Rivers, a Tale of Two Crimes Victoria Koski-Karell, Truthout February 20, 2015 We made our way down the steep bank to the meandering river, Haiti’s largest: the Artibonite. My friends warned me about the strong currents, and also […]

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