During these past few days, I have had the unique opportunity to engage groups in the Diaspora community, the media, officials in Haiti and the international community in a rather different approach toward providing disaster relief in Haiti. It is the principle that relief and recovery efforts should be led by Haiti. Read More
International Women’s Day Celebration
March 7, 2017 from 9:30-11 am
You are invited to attend a panel on the status of women in Haiti featuring Haitian feminist activists and experts on Haiti, sponsored by Gender Action, Human Rights Watch and HAWG.
When: March 7 from 9:30-11 am
Where: Human Rights Watch, 1630 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC
Panelists include: Nadia Lafleur, Director of Fanm Deside’s battered women’s shelter, Sabine Lamour, Activist and Professor, Amanda Klasing, Senior Researcher in the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, Amy Van Zanen of Gender Action
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Jacqueline Charles of the Miami Herald reports:
“For days, Haiti’s health ministry has insisted that it had pre-positioned aqua tablets and oral rehydration serum around the country to fight the scourge of cholera, an acute disease that can kill within hours if untreated. Read More
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
A long-time HAWG collaborator, Professor Mark Schuller has written many times about NGOs and disaster response. He offers an important list of “lessons learned” from past recovery operations and how we must be cautious to not keep reinforcing the same cycle.Read More
A MESSAGE FROM AMBASSADOR ALTIDOR:
Dear Esteemed Friends of the Embassy of Haiti,
I hope this message finds you well during this difficult time for the Caribbean region.
As you are aware, a category 4 storm landed in Haiti on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Hurricane Matthew has left substantial damage in many regions of the country, destroying homes, businesses and lives. Read More
We will add more news stories on Haiti as the coverage post-hurricane continues:
Be sure to follow @haiti_advocacy on Twitter as we share and retweet many HAWG members’ stories and updates on the aftermath. Read More
Last week the Obama Administration noted a sharp change in policy regarding the treatment of Haitian migrants. Citing a surge in numbers of Haitians traveling from Brazil, through Central America and crossing at the US-Mexico border, ICE began to detain more Haitians after several years of granting exceptions due to humanitarian concerns post-earthquake. Read More
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson on the Third Anniversary of the Dominican Constitutional Court’s Decision to strip Citizenship from Dominicans of Foreign Descent
Today marks the third anniversary of the Dominican Constitutional Court’s decision to strip the hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of foreign descent of their citizenship, the majority of whom are of Haitian descent.
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