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From the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR):
Haiti Election Primer, Part 4: Hurricane Matthew
The devastating passage of hurricane Matthew has changed the dynamics of the upcoming election in Haiti. Following last year’s fraudulent elections, the new electoral council has been making changes in order to produce a more legitimate outcome this year, but the hurricane has raised new concerns. Read More
Church World Service partner Aba System Restavek (ASR) organized a debate on Nov. 16 between children and the candidates for the Senate and Presidency. The aim of the event was to encourage all candidates to sign up to a commitment to addressing children’s issues. Unfortunately, none of the candidates turned up and the event was cancelled. Read More
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
This is Part III of an Elections series from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
Haiti Election Primer, Part 3: The Parliament
Read Part 1: Timeline of Key Events, here.
Read Part 2: Presidential Candidates and Their Parties, here.
Often lost in the discussion of Haiti’s presidential race is the fact that many legislative seats are up for grabs as well, including more than half of the Senate. Read More
From the RESEAU NATIONAL DE DEFENSE DES DROITS HUMAINS (RNDDH), in English the National Human Rights Defense Network:
Full report in French available here.
Le 22 octobre 2016, une évasion s’est opérée à la Prison Civile de l’Arcahaie. Au cours de celle-ci, cent soixante quatorze (174) détenus se sont enfuis et au moins deux (2) personnes sont décédées, dont un agent de la Direction de l’Administration Pénitentiaire (DAP) et un prisonnier. Read More
From colleagues at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
Haiti Elections Primer, Part 2: Presidential Candidates and Their Parties
Read Part 1: Timeline of Key Events, here.
In a crowded field of 54 presidential candidates, the top two finishers in last year’s elections were Jovenel Moïse (PHTK) and Jude Celestin (LAPEH). Read More
From our colleagues at Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR):
Haiti Election Primer, Part 1: Timeline of Key Events
Less than a week from now, on November 20, Haiti heads to the polls to choose a new president as well as dozens of legislative seats. The electoral process started in 2015 but has been repeatedly delayed and postponed due to post-election protests, candidates’ boycotts, and more recently Hurricane Matthew. Read More
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We criticize voluntourism, white saviors, and good intentions gone bad on one hand. On the other, we decry apathy, indifference, and disengagement we see around us. Confused? We will help you chart a better course.
I write on the behalf of Centenary College of Louisiana to invite you to Partnership. Read More
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Responds to the Resumption of Deportation Flights to Haiti
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson today released the following statement in response to the resumption of deportation flights to Haiti:
“It is very disheartening to learn that the Department of Homeland Security has resumed deportation flights to Haiti. Read More
A press release from Haiti’s Ministry of Environment on COP 22:
Port-au-Prince, 10 novembre 2016.
Pour diffusion immédiate
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Le Ministère de l’Environnement attire l’attention des forces vives du pays sur les enjeux des négociations internationales sur le climat et les priorités d’Haïti dans la lutte contre les changements climatiques. Read More