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Urge your Representatives to take action to prevent hunger and food insecurity in Haiti

Ask them to prioritize strengthening Haiti’s agricultural resilience in international policymaking and development processes by supporting local production for local consumption and by emphasizing environmental sustainability.  


Call and write your Member of Congress to extend TPS for Haitians 

TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS) FOR 50,000 HAITIANS ENDS JULY 22 UNLESS DHS SEC. KELLY EXTENDS IT SOON – BUT IT’S AT GRAVE RISK!

 

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Climate Change, Food Sovereignty

What’s good for a Haitian farmer is also good for a US family farmer: Lessons learned on sustainable agriculture and climate resilience

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Moderator:        Marc Cohen, Oxfam America

Speakers:            Kelly Geoghegan, IJDH
                               Ricot Jean Pierre, PAPDA
                               Doudou Pierre Festile, RENHASSA/Je Nan Je
                               Marie Yvette Michaud (MPKNP/Je Nan Je)
                               Eugene Philhower, USDA

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Food Sovereignty, Housing, Uncategorized

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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Gender & Human Rights

Gender in Post-Earthquake Haiti: Gender-Based Violence, Women’s Empowerment, and a Way Forward

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Moderator:        Elise Young, WomenThrive

Speakers:            Smith Maximé, Free the Slaves
                                Anne-Christine d’Adesky, PotoFanm+Fi
                                Marie Yvette Michaud, MPKNP/Je Nan Je
                                Claire Lauterbach, Gender Action

 

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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

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Report

USAID Infrastructure Projects Have Had Mixed Results and Face Sustainability Challenges

As of March 31, 2013, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) had obligated $293 million (45 percent) and disbursed $204 million (31 percent) of $651 million in funding for Haiti from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010 (the Act). The Department of State (State) submitted four of five periodic reports to Congress, as required by the Act. Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Report

Breaking Open the Black Box: Increasing Aid Transparency and Accountability in Haiti

From CEPR: http://www.cepr.net/publications/reports/breaking-open-the-black-box

April 2013, Jake Johnston and Alexander Main

The U.S. government pledged $1.15 billion for relief and reconstruction projects in Haiti. Key U.S. actors, like the State Department’s Cheryl Mills, acknowledged a “unique opportunity to ‘build back better’” and “an obligation to ensure that aid is actually effective.” Over three years have passed since Haiti’s earthquake and, despite USAID’s stated commitment to greater transparency and accountability, the question “where has the money gone?” echoes throughout the country. Read More