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Haiti Mayor Says He Plans to Clear Huge Quake Camp

August 14, 2011


Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti » Blog Archive » Haiti Mayor Says He Plans to Clear Huge Quake Camp (Miami Herald) Haiti Mayor Says He Plans to Clear Huge Quake Camp (Miami Herald) 12 August 2011 Comments: 0 By. Tren­ton Daniel, Asso­ci­ated Press July 10, 2011– PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Thou­sands of Haitians liv­ing in […]

VIDEOS: Lousy Living Conditions for Haiti’s Quake Homeless Persist as Oxfam Asks Gov’t “Where’s Your Housing Plan?”

July 12, 2011


Before you read about the latest call to the Haitian government to issue a housing plan for the thousands of quake victims still homeless, check out the following videos shot a few months after the quake.  The tragedy is that the overwhelming majority of homeless live in the same rotten conditions now that they did […]

Haiti Still in Rubble, Rebuilding Process Stalled, US Senate Report Blames Haitian Gov’t. and Gives Rap on Knuckles to Donors

June 23, 2010


US Senate Committee issues Haiti progress report By Jasper Fakkert Epoch Times Staff The Presidential Palace in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince on May 12. Five months after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, there have been no signs of reconstruction of the palace, making it emblematic of the Haiti’s stalled rebuilding process. (Thony Belizaire/Getty Images ) A […]

Haiti’s World – According to the UN (Moon, Mulet, MINUSTAH) 2 articles

April 28, 2010


“Falling behind in this regard would “seriously undermine the stability we have been working towards in Haiti for many years,” he stated.”  –Edmond Mulet Say What???   Secretary-General requests rapid boosting of Haitian mission’s technical capacity 27 April 2010 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the Security Council to endorse a rapid strengthening of the […]

HAITI: Towards 300,000 Dead, Postponement of Forced Evictions, and a Ballooning UN Mission

April 23, 2010


Haiti earthquake toll up to 300,000, says UN report HAITI’S devastating January 12 earthquake killed between 250,000 and 300,000 people, the head of the United Nations mission in the country says. Until now, the Haitian government death toll was more than 220,000. April 21 “marked the 100th day since the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, […]

VIDEO: Haiti to Evict “Squatters” – Private Landowners Want Homeless Gone

April 22, 2010


VIDEO: Haiti “Tent” City is Mostly Cardboard – Exactly What Is USAID’s Definition of “Adequate Shelter?”

April 17, 2010


In the first few weeks after the earthquake, President Preval made an impassioned plea to the international community for donation of tents to provide shelter for earthquake victims. About a month later, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) put the word out to the NGO community that Haiti was “eating up” all of its […]

HAITI: From Wetland to Wasteland – Shameless Sheltering of Homeless Continues

April 13, 2010


From the sewage drenched camps in Port-au-Prince to a windy moonscape a long way from everything, with  nothing but tarps and tents.  Like sending cattle to the slaughter. The following is an excellent report from Al Jazeera’s Sebastian Walker.

Haiti’s Next Catastrophe and How It Will Be Orchestrated

April 4, 2010


RELOCATION MAP FOR EARTHQUAKE HOMELESS IN PORT-AU-PRINCE FROM THE WASHINGTON POST   The map above features three areas:  settlements to be completely relocated (in purple),  settlements to be “decongested” (in yellow) and new settlement land to relocate homeless from other parts of the city (in green).  My guess is that all the effort will be placed in moving designated […]

Poor Sanitation in Haiti’s Camps Is A Killer

February 21, 2010


This is a huge issue for which proper measures were not taken weeks ago.  All health professionals know that lack of sanitation is a killer in crowded living conditions. It is unthinkable that a massive latrine project was not conducted to cover each and every homeless camp in the country.  If the US military had directed a few thousand […]