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Sen. Markey: UN Response to Matthew in Haiti “Grossly Inadequate”

Senator Markey (D-MA) makes a statement regarding UN aid to Haiti following Hurricane Matthew.  He states that the UN’s actions thus far are “grossly inadequate” and calls for increased leadership by the UN in response to the destruction of Hurricane Matthew. PRESS RELEASE: Senator Markey Criticizes United Nations Response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti Senator Ed Markey October 18, 2016 Washington (October 18, 2016) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, today called the United Nations (UN) effort to remedy the humanitarian crisis in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew grossly inadequate. Approximately 546 people have been killed as a result of the deadly storm, 438 injured, and 128 are missing. At least 2.1 million people in Haiti have been affected by Hurricane Matthew’s damage, with more than 1.4 million in […]

Press Release on 10/22 Hurricane Matthew Relief in Dorchester

October 15, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Massachusetts Haitian American grassroots coalitions organize to respond to Hurricane Matthew Contact: Nesly Metayer (HAU), 617-283-2080 The Haitian Americans United Inc. (HAU) in collaboration with the Haiti Development Institute (HDI), and several community partners are coordinating a concerted response to the level 4 Hurricane that battered Haiti between October 3rd and 4th. Their goal is to respond to the emergent needs of affected communities in the short and long-term, while making sure the voices of the Haitian-American diaspora are included in the reconstruction effort. Hurricane Matthew dealt a severe blow to Haiti’s already weakened and fragile infrastructure, leaving a disastrous trail of flooded cities and towns and displaced residents who are facing major public health challenges, particularly in the Southern part of the country. Close to two weeks after the powerful storm first made […]

Code Blue plan to end impunity for peacekeeper sexual abuse

Code Blue has released a comprehensive plan to end impunity for UN peacekeeper sexual abuse by establishing special independent courts to deal with this issue. The plan aims to tackle the three largest issues surrounding peacekeeper sexual abuse: the historical and long-existing documentation of sexual abuse by peacekeeping personnel, the current system that allows perpetrators to escape prosecution, and the failure of the UN to address the underlying sturctural issues that allow for sexual abuse to occur. A Practical Plan to End Impunity for Peacekeeper Sexual Abuse Code Blue October 13, 2016 THE CODE BLUE CAMPAIGN IS ADVOCATING FOR A NEW, INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OF SPECIAL COURTS TO DEAL WITH SEXUAL ABUSE BY UN PEACEKEEPING PERSONNEL. THIS SOLUTION WILL PROVIDE IMPARTIAL JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS, THE ACCUSED, AND THE BATTERED POPULATIONS WHO CURRENTLY HAVE NO REAL RECOURSE TO JUSTICE. Download as a PDF October […]

Le CLIO et le CCO se positionnent dans l’intervention en Haïti après le passage de l’ouragan Matthew

COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE Le CLIO et le CCO se positionnent dans l’intervention en Haïti après le passage de l’ouragan Matthew Le 12 Octobre 2016, Port-au-Prince – Nous, membres des deux plateformes de coordination d’organisations non-gouvernementales ‘Cadre de Liaison Inter-ONG’ (CLIO) et ‘Comité de Coordination des ONG’ (CCO), manifestons notre solidarité avec le peuple haïtien et particulièrement la population touchée par le passage de l’ouragan Matthew. Nous nous engageons ainsi dans le cadre des actions de réponses en cours d’élaboration et/ou d’implémentation à intervenir en étroite collaboration avec les communautés affectées et les autorités concernées en respectant les principes suivants: a. La transparence : le partage, de toutes les informations budgétaires et programmatiques avec les communautés et les autorités appropriées dans le but d’assurer la meilleure utilisation possible des ressources ; b. La redevabilité : le rapportage systématique aux communautés, autorités et partenaires en […]

Congressman Hastings Urges Expansion of TPS for Haitians After Hurricane Matthew

For Immediate Release                                                                                                Contact: Evan Polisar October 12, 2016                                                                                                                (202) 225-1313 Hastings Urges President Obama to Expand TPS for Haitians Affected by Hurricane Matthew (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letter to […]

Faith Organizations Call for US Action on Cholera

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Haiti has experienced a spike in cholera cases.  Over 60 faith-based organizations have called on the Obama Administration to take action in partnership with the United Nations to provide immediate and comprehensive aid to Haiti as the cholera epidemic spreads. Faith leaders to Obama: Take Action on Cholera! Haiti Advocacy Working Group October 11, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jasmine Huggins, Church World Service (202) 481-6942 | Charissa Zehr, Mennonite Central Committee (202) 544-6564 Faith Leaders Urge Obama Administration to take a leadership role in eliminating cholera in Haiti Tuesday, October 11, Washington, D.C. – As cholera cases spike in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, more than 60 faith-based organizations and religious groups sent a letter to President Obama and Secretary Kerry, urging them to exercise leadership at the United Nations (UN) to ensure that concrete steps are taken […]

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