At the invitation of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group, the Minister of Environment, Simon Dieuseul Desras, along with Astrel Joseph, Soils and Ecosystems expert for the ministry, and Christin Calixte, National Coordinator of the Haitian Civil Society Platform on Climate Change came to Washington.
Oakland, California – In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement urging the global community to unite to provide humanitarian aid for Haiti:
“My thoughts are with the people of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina impacted by the Hurricane Matthew. Read More
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Faith Leaders Urge Obama Administration to take a leadership role in eliminating cholera in Haiti
Tuesday, October 11, Washington, D.C. – As cholera cases spike in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, more than 60 faith-based organizations and religious groups sent a letter to President Obama and Secretary Kerry, urging them to exercise leadership at the United Nations (UN) to ensure that concrete steps are taken to eliminate the cholera epidemic introduced to Haiti in 2010 by UN peacekeepers. Read More
Please join us in telling the Obama Administration that there is still time to make a significant impact on cholera in Haiti before the end of his term! The State Department can build momentum at the UN and take a strong stand for cholera victims and their families, cholera treatment, and long-term water and sanitation investment in Haiti. Read More