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Aid Accountability and Transparency, Cholera Epidemic, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty, Housing

A marathon worth running: Haiti seven years on

After seven years there’s much to be hopeful about in Haiti, and still much work to do.

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Seven years ago today, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti. Its epicenter was not far from the Port-au-Prince metro area, home to one of every four Haitians. Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty, Housing

IASC on Humanitarian Situation 1 month later

From the IASC Emergency Directors Group Report from Mission to Haiti:

Members of the IASC Emergency Directors Group (EDG)1 travelled to Haiti from 2 to 5 November 2016 to review the humanitarian situation one month on from Hurricane Matthew, to take stock of current operational challenges and to identify additional support requirements. Read More

Cholera Epidemic, Climate Change, Events, Food Sovereignty, Housing

Best Practices for Hurricane Recovery

Based on years of organizational experience that many HAWG members have in disaster response and recovery, they share best practices from lessons learned on the ground. We hope that all organizations responding in Haiti will share in these practices:

1. Support local community collaborations and initiatives. Haitian community networks mobilized to relocate, shelter and protect Matthew victims. Read More

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UPR Submission: Right to Housing

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. The housing crisis and related displacement are two of the most pervasive human rights violations in Haiti. A majority of Haitians live in overpopulated urban centers, shanty towns or under-developed villages that fail to meet minimum standards of habitability and lack access to basic necessities such as clean water, sanitation, electricity, and physical security. Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Events, Food Sovereignty, Gender & Human Rights, Housing

Year Three Videos

Recordings of the different briefings are available online.

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Renewing our commitment, faith and hope for a just recovery in Haiti

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Moderator:        Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver, Congressional Black Caucus

Speakers:           Rev. Dr. John McCollough, Church World Service
                               Dr. Sayyid Syeed, Islamic Society of North America 
                               Ian Schwab, American Jewish World Service
                               Fr. Gabriel Lormeus, St. Mary’s Haitian American Catholic Church

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Cholera Epidemic, Food Sovereignty, Gender & Human Rights, Housing

Report on the Three Year Haiti Earthquake Commemoration

HAWG Commemoration Pics 023On the Third Commemoration of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, the Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) organized a series of congressional briefings and meetings with decision-makers in Washington DC around the theme of “Accountability for Haiti.”  Three years since Haiti experienced the most devastating natural disaster in its history, public concerns remain about relief and reconstruction policies and programs that have ignored the voices of Haitian civil society, especially the farming communities and poor urban dwellers who are now facing a looming food crisis, the hundreds of thousands living in camp cities or other precarious housing conditions, and the families of the thousands dead and hundreds of thousands sickened from a rising cholera outbreak.  Read More