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International Crisis Group – New Report – Haiti: Stabilisation and Reconstruction after the Quake

Port-au-Prince/Bogotá/Brussels, 31 March 2010: As a critical strategy conference convenes today at the UN, a Haitian-owned and led process, based on broad consensus among Haitians and with resolute international support, is needed to build the country back better after the devastating earthquake. Haiti: Stabilisation and Reconstruction after the Quake,* the new report from the International Crisis Group, analyses how long-standing institutional and governance weaknesses, as well as deep poverty, compound the major humanitarian crisis. The situation could become very difficult to control if the security environment deteriorates further in the approaching rainy and hurricane seasons. Urgent action is required to maintain political and socio-economic stability and restore security and the rule of law so as to create an enabling environment for reconstruction. “To make reconstruction work, the process must uphold democracy, restore security and support rule of law”, says Bernice […]

Haiti 2009: Stability at Risk (International Crisis Group)

International Crisis Group stability_at_risk OVERVIEW A series of crises in 2008 have increased the potential for serious trouble in Haiti this year. The politically motivated, violent April riots against high living costs caused widespread disruption and suffering, toppled the government of Prime Minister Jacques-Édouard Alexis and forced postponement of a donor conference. In August and September, four tropical storms and hurricanes killed 800, affected nearly one million, exacerbated food shortages and pushed yet more Haitians into poverty. Extensive damage was caused to infrastructure and agriculture. The global financial crisis is making it difficult for donors to meet commitments and reducing diaspora remittances. President René Préval and Prime Minister Michèle Pierre-Louis, who took office in September 2008, need to secure the support of donors and parliament quickly for a wide-ranging stabilisation strategy or risk political instability and violence. These are major […]

Haiti: Prison Reform and the Rule of Law (International Crisis Group)

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