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Six Years Later, Tens of Thousands Still Live in Post-Quake Camps

Despite over $13 billion pledged by people and organizations across the globe following Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, tens of thousands of Haitians are still living in tents or on the streets where they are especially vulnerable to illnesses. This segment features interviews with an elected official from Delmas who says nobody has visited the internal displacement camps since 2014. In a later interview, Sandra Honoré, Head of the UN mission in Haiti, says the internal displacement “statistics speak for themselves” in terms of improvement since the earthquake. Would those who are still displaced agree? Haiti still on shaky ground despite earthquake aid Al Jazeera America January 7, 2015 Click HERE for the original post.

Un Expert Indépendent de l’Onu analyse les droits humains en Haïti

Ci-dessous est partie d’une déclaration par l’Expert Indépendent pour la situation des droits de l’homme en Haïti, M. Gustavo Gallon. Dans le rapport, M. Gallon souligne l’analphabétisme, la détention préventive prolongée, l’absence d’élections, la réparation des violations des droits humains du passé, et les conditions de vie des déplacés internes comme cinq sujets très importants pour les droits humains en Haïti. Ses recommandations comprennent la création d’une commission de vérité et réparation pour les victimes du choléra, et la continuation du procès initié contre Jean-Claude Duvalier après son décès, contre ses consorts. Cliquez ICI pour le texte complet. CONFERENCE DE PRESSE DE L’EXPERT INDEPENDANT DES NATIONS UNIES SUR LA SITUATION DES DROITS DE L’HOMME EN HAITI MINUSTAH 15 septembre 2015 Permettez-moi de rendre une synthèse des impressions que j’ai eu à l’occasion de cette quatrième visite au pays en tant qu’Expert indépendant sur la situation des droits […]

People Fleeing DR Lack Support from Haitian and US Governments

This article does an excellent job of explaining the crisis currently unfolding as tens of thousands of Dominicans and Haitians leave the Dominican Republic (DR) for fear of violence from their neighbors. It describes the historic conflicts between DR and Haiti that led up to the current animosity between the two countries, and the current lack of support from the Haitian government to the people now living in border camps. As DR officially began mass deportations last week, many fear that the situation will become much worse. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. The Culture of Fear Fueling the Dominican Deportation Crisis George Altshuler, The American Prospect August 23, 2015 I left the Dominican Republic because people said they would kill all the Haitians,” said Mona Jermin in Haitian Kreyòl. “Now I have nothing.” Two […]

Plus de 50.000 personnes vivent toujours dans des camps

Après le tremblement de terre en 2010, des millions de personnes ont été déplacées et ont dû vivre dans des camps. Maintenant, plus de 5 ans plus tard, 64,680 personnes vivent toujours dans des camps! Tandis que  les programmes de subvention au logement ont aidé, plusieurs personnes qui ont reçu les subventions ont fini par revenir dans les camps après un certain temps. Haïti a besoin de solutions durables de logement. Partie de l’article est ci-dessous. Cliquez ICI pour le texte complet. Haïti – Social : 64,680 personnes vivent toujours dans des camps (mars 2015) HaitiLibre 15 avril 2015 La dernière Matrice de Suivi du Déplacement (DTM) d’Haïti de l’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM), allant de juillet 2010 au mois de mars 2015 indique que 16,230 ménages déplacés soit 64,680 Personnes Déplacées Internes (DPI), demeurent toujours dans 66 sites de déplacés ; 59% de ces […]

Amnesty International’s Annual Report on Haiti

Amnesty International just published their annual report on the human rights situation in Haiti. In it, they describe the ongoing political/electoral crisis, housing issues, gender-based violence, and more. Part of the report is below. Click HERE for the full text. Amnesty International Report 2014/15 Amnesty International February 2015 Republic of Haiti Head of state: Michel Joseph Martelly Head of government: Laurent Salvador Lamothe (resigned on 14 December) More than 80,000 people made homeless by the January 2010 earthquake remained displaced. The authorities failed to establish durable measures to prevent forced evictions. Concerns remained over the overall lack of independence of the justice system. Several human rights defenders were threatened and attacked. BACKGROUND Long-overdue local and legislative elections for a third of seats in the Senate had not taken place by the end of 2014. This was largely due to disagreements […]

Unsafe Situation for Human Rights Defenders in Haiti

In Haiti, those who stand up for the marginalized are often harassed and become victims themselves. This article features an interview with one such human rights defender, who has been threatened and harassed for his work on housing rights. In the interview, he chronicles many recent cases of human rights defenders being threatened, arrested, or even killed for their work. The more we speak out about these cases, the more we can prevent. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. The Attack on Human Rights Defenders in Haiti An Interview with Jackson Doliscar, Part II Beverly Bell, Other Worlds January 28, 2015 Community organizer and rights defender Jackson Doliscar speaks to efforts of the Haitian government to silence advocates of human rights and land and housing rights, (See part I of Doliscar’s interview.) The attacks are part of the […]

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