Shelters in Léogâne inspected by Clinton Foundation

Isabeau Doucet and Isabel Macdonald Special to The Gazette The Clinton Foundation has made public the results of its inspection of 20 trailers installed at four locations in Leogane, after an investigative report by The Nation, The Gazette and the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting found a host of problems with the units designed to … Continue reading

Threats and Violence Against IDPs at Camp Django

By: Jeena Shah, Esq., Bureau des Avocats Internationaux/Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti Camp Django, home to approximately 250 families who lost their homes in the January 12, 2010 earthquake, has been the victim of several threats of forced eviction, the most violent of them occurring during the last 24 hours.  Yesterday, 3 police officers … Continue reading

Paying off the Internally Displaced: Haiti’s Acceptable Forced Evictions?

By: Mark Snyder and Markenson Bellevue Tarp and scrap metal shelters of Haiti’s earthquake survivors were destroyed and removed over the past several days, reminiscent of forced evictions carried out by the Mayor of Delmasand his private employees in May 2011. This time the forced removal of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) is ostensibly happening … Continue reading

New Threats of Eviction After One Death in Port-au-Prince IDP Camp

By: Etant Dupain, Bri Kouri Nouvèl Gaye The Orphe Shadda Camp has been under threat of eviction since July 2010. Camp Shadda can be found on Delmas 1 across from Delmas 5 adjacent to the Toyota HINOTO S.A. establishment. It is a camp with 200 families that have lived there since the earthquake on January … Continue reading

Homeless Haitian Earthquake Victims Violently Evicted from Tent Camps in Midst of Rainy Season

Just One Week Into His Mandate, Is this the Change New President Michel Martelly Promised?  For Immediate Release: May 24, 2011 Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Washington, DC: Let Haiti Live and TransAfrica Forum are gravely concerned about the well being of homeless earthquake survivors in the Delmas neighborhood of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince. Yesterday the Haitian National … Continue reading

Violent and Destructive Eviction at the Kafou Ayopo, Haiti

Life is becoming more unstable for victims of Haiti’s earthquake. After 17 months living under torn tarps and tents, families are now being forcibly evicted from the public and private property where they have been living for more than a year. President Michel Martelly has a pilot program to relocate six camps, at least three … Continue reading

Haitians Launch Grassroots Campaign for the Withdrawal of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

21 April 2011, Port-au-Prince: Today a grassroots campaign for the withdrawal of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, known by its French acronym MINUSTAH, is being launched at the Mozayik Camp for internally displaced people at Delmas 30. The popular education campaign will raise awareness among the population about the history of the MINUSTAH … Continue reading

Martelly’s election: Shades of populism and authoritarian rule

April 14, 2011 by Patrick Sylvain, Special to the Reporter Patrick SylvainPatrick SylvainOne could consider Michel Joseph Martelly’s recent election a sequel to Graham Greene’s The Comedians. It seems as though everything in Haiti is either a comedy or tragedy; the political emergence of a popular singer known for his superficial and sexually explicit … Continue reading

Stop Deportations to Haiti Immediately

“With the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Haiti, it is unconscionable that the Obama Administration would consider resuming deportations.  The Administration is knowingly returning deportees to Haiti during a spike in the cholera epidemic and while hundreds of thousands remain homeless and vulnerable, with a likelihood of unjust detention and imprisonment, and possible illness or death.” … Continue reading

Elections Without Voters: Further Erosion of Haiti’s Democracy and Self-Determination 15 Months after the Earthquake

Haiti and the International Community Await Results of Undemocratic Elections Contact: Melinda Miles, Let Haiti Live, a project of TransAfrica Forum (English, Creole) 413-923-8345 Etant Dupain, Noise Travels, News Spreads (Spanish, French, Creole) 849-201-9997 For immediate release: April 4, 2011 Washington, DC: As Haitians along with the international community brace for the preliminary results of … Continue reading