The Haitian government and its UN partners have made significant improvements to alleviate the nation’s food insecurity, but the work is far from over. A recent assessment shows uneven progress across the country, noting that the areas least affected by Hurricane Matthew are now facing greater challenges of food insecurity. Part of the article is posted below. Click HERE for the original article. Three months after Hurricane Matthew, 1.5 million Haitians face hunger Caribbean News Now! January 20, 2017 While the number of Haitians facing hunger in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew has declined steadily in the three months since the deadly storm ripped through the tiny island nation, more than 1.5 million people nevertheless remain food insecure, the United Nations said on Wednesday. The UN World Food Programme released findings from a joint assessment conducted in December with the UN […]
Après l’élection du 20 Novembre 2016, la Coalition D’Observation Electorale a observé le processus ayant abouti au scrutin susmentionné. La Coalition a trouvé des points positifs et negatifs sur le scrutin, et ils sont détaillés dans le rapport complet. Une partie des observations est dessous. Cliquez ICI pour le texte complet. Observations préliminaires de la Coalition sur l’organisation et la réalisation du scrutin du 20 novembre 2016 Réseau National de Défense des Droits Humains 21 Novembre, 2016 Le 20 novembre 2016, les élections présidentielles et législatives partielles se sont tenues sur le territoire national. La Coalition d’Observation Electorale composée de SOFA, CNO, CONHANE, RNDDH, CARDH et POHDH a observé le processus ayant abouti au scrutin susmentionné… Cliquez ICI pour le rapport complet.
For Sunday’s election, many legislative seats are up for grabs, including more than half of the Senate. With so many vacancies, it is important to stay up to date and informed about Parliamentary candidates. Learn more by reading and clicking on the article below. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti Election Primer, Part 3: The Parliament Jake Johnston, The Center for Economic and Policy Research November 17, 2016 Read Part 1: Timeline of Key Events, here. Read Part 2: Presidential Candidates and Their Parties, here. Often lost in the discussion of Haiti’s presidential race is the fact that many legislative seats are up for grabs as well, including more than half of the Senate. Currently, the parliament is pretty evenly split between political factions but with such a high number of seats left to […]
Take a look at Haiti’s presidential candidates and their parties. The article gives background on Jovenel Moïse, Jude Celestin, Moïse Jean-Charles, and Maryse Narcisse. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti Elections Primer, Part 2: Presidential Candidates and Their Parties Jake Johnston, Center for Economic and Policy Research November 16, 2016 In a crowded field of 54 presidential candidates, the top two finishers in last year’s elections were Jovenel Moïse (PHTK) and Jude Celestin (LAPEH). Third and fourth were Moïse Jean-Charles (Platfom Pitit Dessalines) and Maryse Narcisse (Fanmi Lavalas). Although the earlier vote was plagued by fraud and irregularities and the results were eventually discarded, the top four finishers on October 25, 2015 are expected to lead the pack of 27 candidates participating on Sunday, November 20. Here is a closer look at the […]
Following Hurricane Matthew’s destruction, there has been much conversation about how NGOs and outside groups can give effective aid. In the article below, Devex explains a strategy for giving specific, and therefore effective, aid to Haitians on the ground, and the importance in building a relationship with Haitian institutions. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Q&A: Rethinking effective aid and partnerships in Haiti Amy Lieberman, Devex November 16, 2016 American Jewish World Service is giving $800,000 to Haiti this year, on a “slow and steady spend-down” from its annual $2 million funding level in 2010 that followed the devastating earthquake that hit that year. The international nonprofit supports 450 local human rights and poverty-fighting groups worldwide with a unique funding approach that is deliberately light on direct oversight, says Amber Lynn Munger, an AJWS senior […]
Two weeks after the United States Department of Homeland Security announced it has resumed deportation of undocumented Haitian immigrants, Haiti was struck by one of the worst humanitarian disasters since the 2010 earthquake. Several US-Haiti affiliates, including IJDH’s Nicole Phillips, are calling on the Obama administration to reverse its decision in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Deportation to a disaster zone: Obama under pressure to stop crackdown on Haitian migrants as Hurricane Matthew wreaks havoc on island Daniel Denvir, Salon October 7th, 2016 Hurricane Matthew has, as President Barack Obama put it, “hit Haiti with devastating effect,” reportedly leaving at least 283 dead and thousands displaced. This calamity, however, comes just two weeks after the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement that it would resume the regular deportation of Haitians from […]