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Haiti TPS extended for 18 months before termination – HAWG statements

Tuesday evening the Administration announced that TPS for Haitians would be extended for 18 months ahead of the program’s termination. HAWG members are concerned that the decision was made solely based on evaluating conditions after the earthquake almost 8 years ago. Compounding effects of cholera, food insecurity and multiple hurricanes have left Haiti very vulnerable to minor shocks. Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Report, Uncategorized

1804 Institute launches new report on corruption

Stronger Institutions in Haiti: Can transparency and accountability make a difference in Haiti?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Corruption! Embezzlement! Poverty! The Senate’s report on Petro Caribe provides a glimpse into the depth of the culture of corruption that seems to have characterized Haiti’s governance for the past ten years. This is a crucial time for Haitians to begin a serious dialogue about the role that transparency and accountability can play in strengthening their public institutions. Read More

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Haitian Faith leaders write in support of TPS extension

Acting Secretary Elaine Duke Secretary Department of Homeland Security 3801 Nebraska Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20016 November 16, 2017

RE: Request from Haitian Religious Leaders to Re-Designate and Extend Temporary Protected Status for Haiti for 18 Months

Dear Acting Secretary Duke:

We are writing as pastors and other faith leaders who are directly from Haitian heritage. Read More

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Haiti receives new GEF money to rebuild after Hurricane Matthew

Disaster reduction finance: prevention is better than recovery

Disaster reduction finance: prevention is better than recovery

Sponsored content: At recent meetings at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, the GEF pushed for more money to be spent in advance of disasters

Puerto Rican residents walk in flooded streets in the capital San Juan, September 22, 2017, following Hurricane Maria.

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Seven Years after the Earthquake

Press Contact: Nicole Phillips, Staff Attorney, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) [email protected] (510) 715-2855

Seven Years after the Earthquake: Haiti in an unprecedented humanitarian, food, and climate crisis

(Click here to see all the sponsoring organizations: HAWG Press Release 2 12 2017 – FINAL)

January 12, 2017 – Washington, DC – On the seventh anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, human rights groups, faith-based organizations, policy institutes and humanitarian organizations would like to honor those who lost their lives in the earthquake, as well as those who lost their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Read More

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Update Pt. 2: Cholera plan at the UN

“On August 19th, the Secretary-General announced a new approach to cholera in Haiti. The Secretary-General is actively working to develop a proposal on material assistance and support to those most directly affected by the cholera epidemic. At the same time, the UN, in partnership with the Haitian Government, is intensifying its support to treating and reducing cholera, and ultimately ending the transmission of the disease. Read More

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A Statement of Solidarity to the People of Nepal

 

The Haiti Advocacy Working Group extends a message of condolence to the people of Nepal as they observe the first year commemoration of the April 25, 2015 earthquake. One year ago today, 8,700 lives were lost, more than 800,000 homes destroyed and countless livelihoods destroyed after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal. Read More

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Meet Jasmine Noel, The HAWG’s First Intern

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My name is Jasmine Noel and I am the Haiti Advocacy Working Group’s intern for the spring semester. I am a graduate student at The George Washington University studying International Affairs at the Elliott School. Throughout my internship, I will be sharing some of my blog posts with you on key issues facing Haiti. Read More

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Members of the HAWG on the Sixth Anniversary of the Haitian Earthquake

PRESS RELEASE: January 11th, 2016
CONTACT PERSON: CHARISSA ZEHR: 202-544-6564
Members of the HAWG on the Sixth Anniversary of the Haitian Earthquake

MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE

“On this important date in Haiti’s collective memory, we at Mennonite Central Committee pause to remember those who lost so much owing to the earthquake and reaffirm our decades-long commitment to Haitian-led relief, development, and peacebuilding work.

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