Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

CoEH Calls on International Community After Matthew

Coordination Europe-Haiti writes in support of Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew’s destruction and calls for international action to assist in reconstruction. CoEH expresses its profound solidarity with the Haitian people Evert-Jan Brouwer, Coordination Europe-Haiti October 12, 2016 Early October, Haiti has been hit very hard by hurricane Matthew. The Coordination Europe-Haiti expresses its profound solidarity with the families of the victims. Thousands of people have lost their houses and means of living. There is considerable loss of harvests. Long-term consequences for agriculture and food security are still to be assessed. Infrastructure has been severely damaged, as well as public services in the affected areas. The inundations enhance the risk of a new cholera epidemic. To this socio-economic consequences we must add the probability of increased political instability, which already characterises the country for more than a year. The elections […]

Drought in Haiti Spawns Severe Lack of Water

Yet another natural disaster is striking Haiti, where people are still recovering from the 2010 earthquake, as well as droughts and floods in 2012 caused by Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Sandy. Two harvest seasons have already been lost due to the eight-month-long drought in northeast Haiti. Food and water are scarce, and international aid organizations are working with the local government to coordinate a response effort. Drought causes extreme emergency in Haiti Everton Fox, Al Jazeera March 19, 2014 A state of emergency has been declared across northeastern Haiti. This is a country where 78 per cent of the population lives below the poverty level. A severe drought is wiping out sorely needed crops and livestock. The dry season is due to last at least another month. Even then it will take the area at least another six months to […]

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