Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Human Rights Situation in the Camps for Internally Displaced Persons in Haiti

By Alexandra S. Haney, The Human Rights Brief   Participants: Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), American University Washington College of Law International Human Rights Clinic (IHRLC), State of Haiti (not present) Countries: Haiti Topics: Internally Displaced Persons Update: Disease, malnourishment, contaminated water, and sexual assault plague internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in Haiti, while post-disaster aid is going into the “wastebasket of corruption,” according to Mario Joseph of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) hearing on human rights in IDP camps in Haiti. After the January 12, 2010 earthquake that left more than 200,000 dead, 1.5 million Haitians have been forced to live in squalid conditions in IDP camps and tent cities across the country. Now residents of IDP camps are facing the threat of […]

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