Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Faith-based Groups Put Pressure on UN for Cholera Deaths

In response to the UN-introduced cholera outbreak in Haiti, IJDH and Mennonite Central Committee collaborated in the Face Justice campaign for the past year to bring attention to the victims’ and survivors’ stories. This article highlights faith-based groups who joined the effort, including the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Church World Service. IJDH director Brian Concannon notes the network of support includes lawyers, scientists, and doctors, who separately work to benefit the UN’s victims. “This collaborative, network-based strategy,” Concannon said, “is exciting and a template for how you can do broad social change.” Below is part of the article from Christian Century. Read the full article HERE. Faith-based groups, others put pressure on UN for its role in Haiti cholera deaths by Celeste Kennel-Shank, Christian Century Nov 03, 2016 Every family in Joseph Dade Guiwil’s community has been harmed by the cholera epidemic […]

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