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Against a background of growing hunger, environmental damage and climate change, Haiti rises to its challenges.
Last February, four members of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group traveled to Haiti at the invitation of the then Minister of Environment, Simon Dieseul Desras. In preceding weeks, HAWG members have written blogs, offered reflections and video diaries of their trip. Read More
If you are an organization or person serving the Haitian community in any capacity, broadly defined, please ENDORSE and broadly DISSEMINATE this Letter for Endorsement by Organizations and Individuals Serving the Haitian community.
In 48 hours, at least 105 have already endorsed. PLEASE JOIN THEM AND KEEP OUR MOMENTUM BUILDING! Read More
Dear Faith-based organizations and faith leaders:
Please consider signing onto this national, state, and local letter urging Secretary Kelly to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian immigrants. This letter was authored by Catholic Legal Immigration Network in consultation with our affiliate network, Church World Service, and other immigrant advocates and organizations. Read More
CALL CONGRESS UNTIL TPS FOR HAITIANS IS EXTENDED! DO YOUR PART!
TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS) FOR 50,000 HAITIANS ENDS JULY 22 UNLESS DHS SEC. KELLY EXTENDS IT SOON – BUT IT’S AT GRAVE RISK!
TELL MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THEY NEED TO CALL AND WEIGH IN WITH SECRETARY KELLY NOW TO CONVINCE HIM TO EXTEND IT! Read More
Mennonite Central Committee, the Episcopal Church and HAWG have joined forces to call for Action on Hunger in Haiti. Join their call!
Click here for the Episcopal Church Action Alert !
Click here for the Action Alert from the Mennonite Central Committee !
See below for the list of offices to call
Urge your Representatives to take action to prevent hunger and food insecurity in Haiti!! Read More
Between February 22 and 26, four members of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group traveled to Haiti to gain a better understanding of the country’s environmental challenges, in the context of climate change. Participants in this delegation included Jayce Hafner from the Episcopal Church, Elaine Zuckerman from Gender Action, Joel Kupferman of the Environmental Justice Initiative, and Maurice Bloem from Church World Service (CWS). Read More
Plaidoyer pour action
Six mois après Matthew, une crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle s’amorce en Haïti : il est urgent de réagir
Le 4 octobre 2016, l’ouragan Matthew de catégorie 4 a frappé Haïti. L’oeil de l’ouragan a directement touché les départements du Sud, de la Grand’Anse, mais a aussi provoqué d’importants dégâts dans les Nippes et les zones côtières des départements du Nord-Ouest, de l’Artibonite et de l’Ouest. Read More
A call for Advocacy and Action on Hunger
Six months after Hurricane Matthew, a food and nutritional crisis is beginning in Haiti: we must react.
On October 4th 2016, a category 4 Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti. The hurricane’s eye directly affected the Sud and Grand’Anse departments, but also caused important damages in Nippes, Nord-Ouest, Artibonite and Ouest. Read More
HAWG’s 2017 International Women’s Day (IWD) Celebration
Elaine Zuckerman, Gender Action, March 27, 2017
The Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) celebrated 2017’s International Women’s Day (IWD) by inviting two Haitian women’s rights defenders to make presentations at meetings in Washington DC. Doing so aligns with HAWG’s practice to bring Haitian voices to DC policymakers and donors. Read More
The HAWG Heads to Haiti: Firsthand Perspectives on Haiti’s Environmental Needs
We sat three abreast in the back of a jeep, speeding through mountainous roads toward the southern tip of Haiti. Sitting between by my Haiti Advocacy Working Group colleagues, I could hardly believe that we were finally here, investigating the crucial sustainability issues for which the HAWG has advocated over the past several years. Read More