Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

A Call for the Repayment of Debts to Haiti

Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti last weekend, a country still reeling from the effects of its last natural disaster: the earthquake in 2010.  In this time of need, this editorial calls for long overdue repayments to Haiti from countries that have long affected the prosperity and success in Haiti.   The Guardian view on Haiti: time to repay our debts The Guardian October 11, 2016 Haiti, yet to recover from 2010’s terrible earthquake, is reeling again. This time, Hurricane Matthew has devastated the country, whose acting president, Jocelerme Privert, has warned that famine could soon take hold. The UN has launched an emergency appeal for almost $120m to provide “life-saving assistance and protection” and has warned that 750,000 people need help urgently. The current death toll of many hundreds could spiral: there are fears that flooding and other damage to water supplies could prompt a fresh spike […]

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