Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

UN Partners with Haitian Government and Relief Groups for Long-Term Disaster Plan

Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in October 2016 and Haitians are still struggling to rebuild. The United Nations, the Haitian government and some relief organizations just announced a $291 million plan to address this, including long-term solutions to reduce Haitians’ vulnerability to future disasters. The plan’s objectives also mention response to cholera and other waterborne diseases, and dealing with Haitians coming back from the Dominican Republic. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haitian Government, UN and partners launch two-year plan aimed at saving lives, building resilience UN News Centre February 7, 2017 The United Nations together with relief organizations in Haiti have launched a two-year, $291 million response plan with the Government to reach more than 2.4 million people across the island that was struck by a devastating hurricane last October. “With more than 98 per […]

Haitian Journalists Demand an Answer from the Red Cross

At a recent press conference held by the American Red Cross in response to allegations of misspending of Haitian relief funds, Haitian journalists made their criticism and discontent well known. Following a series of unsatisfactory answers by a Red Cross representative, the journalists began speaking over the official in order to demand where the half a billion dollars raised for post-earthquake relief have been spent. Despite the statistics provided by the Red Cross itself, it is still uncertain where the relief money was used. American Red Cross Press Conference in Haiti Gets Heated Laura Sullivan, NPR June 12, 2015   Haitian journalists pressed an official from the American Red Cross to explain how the charity spent almost half a billion dollars in the country — but got few answers at a press conference this week at the Le Plaza Hotel in […]

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