Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Al Jazeera “Eyes on Haiti” – rethinking global responses to Hurricane Matthew

Check out Al Jazeera’s “Eyes on Haiti.” This video includes testimonies and arguments from several Haitians and Haiti affiliates, and covers topics including the way Haiti is discussed internationally, the extent of devastation after Hurricane Matthew, and the role of the government in providing aid and structures to its citizens. Eyes on Haiti Al Jazeera October 19, 2016  

Haitian American Productions #EndHaitiCholera Video

Haitian American Productions has created a powerful video to spread the reach of the #EndHaitiCholera movement. Click HERE to watch the video on Haitian American Productions’ Facebook page. Haitian American Productions joins #EndHaitiCholera Haiti Advocacy Working Group  October 18, 2016 We have teamed up with Haitian American Productions to expand the reach of the #EndHaitiCholera campaign! Please check out the powerful video these guys have put together and share it widely. They often post hilarious videos for their fans. This time, they put a serious spin on the serious issue of cholera in Haiti–not a laughing matter. Like their page, share the video, and make sure to tweet and share your selfie with the hashtag: #EndHaitiCholera. Be part of the movement to End Cholera in Haiti!   Click HERE to watch the video, and click HERE for the original article.

UN Secretary General Candidates Starting to Stand for Cholera Justice

In the first-ever televised debate between candidates for the next United Nations Secretary General, a moderator asked about the UN-caused cholera epidemic in Haiti. While justice for the cholera victims may seem like a no-brainer, it has been notoriously tough for the UN, which has dodged accountability for almost six years. In the debate, one candidate stood out by taking a stand for accountability, joining a few other candidates who have also publicly supported justice for Haiti’s cholera victims. This article shows that justice is becoming more and more unavoidable for the UN, and that the next Secretary General may be the one to finally address the ongoing epidemic. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text and video. Click HERE for more on the fight for cholera justice. A lone hand raised on the question of […]

UN Secretary General Candidates Divided on Cholera Justice

Below is an excerpt from the most recent UN Secretary General candidates’ debate, in which the candidates are asked how they would respond to the cholera epidemic in Haiti as Secretary General. While some of the candidates appeared conflicted, two stood out–one for and one against justice for the cholera victims. Click HERE for the recording. (In the first video, starts around 48:10.) The UN Debate Al Jazeera July 12, 2016 James Bays: I’d like to ask you now a specific question about a country that is one of the poorest of the world, and certainly one of the poorest in the Americas. It’s a question about Haiti because the UN’s involvement in Haiti is one that some have found very controversial. Clearly, there has been this outbreak of cholera, now the official figures say 9200 people have died from […]

Red Cross used donations meant for Haiti on own expenses

A recent report released by the office of Iowa senator Chuck Grassley found that the American Red Cross used approximately one quarter of the donations it received to aide Haiti (about $125 million) to cover its own internal expenses. The report also found that the charity impeded government efforts to obtain information on the Red Cross program in Haiti, and understaffed and underfunded its own internal investigation unit, which is responsible for looking into incidences of misconduct and abuse within the organization. Red Cross mismanaged money meant for earthquake relief in Haiti RT America 6/21/2016   Click HERE for the original video.

Slovenia’s Candidate for UN Secretary General Answers Media Questions

For the first time, the United Nations is being transparent in the selection of the next Secretary General by allowing public questions to the candidates. In this video, Slovenia’s choice for Secretary General answers questions on the Haitian cholera epidemic, sexual abuse in the Central African Republic, UN transparency and more. Danilo Türk (Slovenia) following the informal dialogue for the position of the next UN Secretary-General UN Web TV April 13, 2016   Click HERE for the original posting.

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