IJDH has been pursuing cholera justice for so many years, and today, we saw major steps towards justice! For the first time, the United Nations held a briefing specifically dedicated to cholera. It is unheard of for a Secretary-General to issue a report like this and hold this type of session. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also apologized for bringing cholera to Haiti, something that cholera victims, BAI, IJDH and all of our allies have been advocating for since 2010! Stephen Lewis, former Canadian Ambassador to the UN and now co-Director of AIDS-Free World, describes the fight for cholera justice in vivid terms: Transcript of cholera apology, in three languages Reactions from cholera victims in Haiti UN Secretary General’s report on the new plan
Al Jazeera English is celebrating its ten-year anniversary by giving updates on its most memorable documentaries in a series called REWIND. One of those REWIND features is Haiti in a Time of Cholera, which was filmed in 2013 and won an Emmy award in 2014. To update the story, Al Jazeera interviewed IJDH Staff Attorney Beatrice Lindstrom, who is also leading the cholera case and advocacy against the United Nations’ lack of accountability. Some excerpts are below. Click HERE for the full feature. Rewind: Haiti in a Time of Cholera Al Jazeera English November 8, 2016 … What was your reaction when the UN secretary-general finally acknowledged the UN’s role in August 2016? How effective has the UN’s response been for eradicating cholera in Haiti? So far, the UN’s response to cholera has been completely underwhelming. Cholera is a tremendous emergency. […]
Dans une déclaration devant la 71ème session de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, Philip Alston, rapporteur spécial sur les droits de l’homme et l’extrême pauvreté, a demandé aux Nations Unies de à repenser les conseils juridiques imparfaits qu’elle a reçus de son Bureau des affaires juridiques concernant les revendications légales pour l’épidémie de choléra. Alston exhorte également les États Membres de l’ONU à soutenir leurs paroles de sympathie pour les victimes du choléra d’Haïti en donnant généreusement au Fonds fiduciaire récemment créé pour aider matériellement les Haïtiens et à intensifier les efforts pour éliminer la maladie. Sa déclaration inclut même des félicitations à BAI et IJDH pour maintenir la lutte pour la justice de choléra! Click HERE for the English version of the statement. Philip Alston (Rapporteur spécial sur les droits de l’homme et l’extrême pauvreté), Troisième Commission, 29e séance – 71e session UN Web […]
Residents of Little Haiti reject Trump claims during the third debate that they hate Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Residents say that they are waiting for a visit from Secretary Clinton, especially after a letter went out on October 20th on behalf of 50 Florida Haitian-American organizations and leaders. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Little Haiti residents deny claim of Clinton hate Jeff Lenox, 7 News Miami October 20, 2016 MIAMI (WSVN) – Residents of Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood are denying claims that they dislike Hillary Clinton after Donald Trump made the claim in the final presidential debate. In the third presidential debate Wednesday, Donald Trump claimed the residents of Little Haiti in Miami do not like the Clintons. “You take a look at the people of Haiti,” he said. “I was in […]
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 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.