Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

The first major example of the Preval Government and international community’s reconstruction: Camp Koray (Corail)

By Etant Dupain, Haiti Response Coalition Etant Dupain talks with resident of Camp Koray Refuse the climb to Morne Cabrit (named Goat Mountain for its steep slopes), turn left and drive for ten minutes if you have a good car – walk for fifty minutes if you have good feet. Turn again, and enter the second road on the right. You are in Koray. There are no lights; the road is not paved. There is only dust and ancient forsaken grass growing in this area. It is here that the Haitian government and the United Nations, along with the American Embassy and their NGO acolytes, decided to construct a humiliating village to put the victims who lost their homes during the earthquake. The most significant thing about Koray is that the people are from the spontaneous camp at the Petion […]

Towards a More Just Response: Rights of Internally Displaced People in Haiti

From the Haiti Response Coalition April 17, 2010 Towards a More Just Response: A call to action for the immediate suspension of all forced removals of Haiti’s Internally Displaced People; and the development of independent monitoring and community consultation systems in all voluntary and forced removals from IDP community camps. The following is a request in response to the expulsions from the encampments of Haiti’s internally displaced persons (IDPs) that have recently occurred. Currently, forced removals of IDPs from Camp Sipot in Delmas 31, Camp Refugee in Caradeux Delmas 75, and the Camp Sylvio Cator Stadium have occurred, as have threats of removal in Camp Methodiste de Freres in Delmas 95, Camp San Louis Gonzague in Delmas 31/33, and Champ de Mars which continue to be reported by numerous sources. The escalating situation has been previously reported to the relevant […]

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