Displacement & Land Reform

  • election-update

    Election update: the “international community” gives its orders

    Haiti’s CEP (Provisional Electoral Council) has postponed sine die the second round of the presidential and legislative elections that had…

  • “15 Minutes to Leave” – New Report on Haiti Housing Crisis

    "15 Minutes to Leave" - New Report on the Situation of the Right to Adequate Housing in Haiti 5 Years…

  • Seitenfus-interview

    Seitenfus: Haiti’s Doctored Elections from the Inside

    Haiti’s Doctored Elections, Seen from the Inside: An Interview with Ricardo Seitenfus   By Dan Beeton and Georgianne Nienaber February…

  • urgent-action

    Urgent Action: Amnesty International

    Urgent Action: Amnesty International Source: Amnesty International Approximately a hundred families have been forcibly evicted from an informal settlement known…

  • New Investigation: Post-Disaster Housing Projects

    New Investigation: Post-Disaster Housing Projects   Port-au-Prince, 8 January 2014– Four years after the earthquake, questions haunt the four major…

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    Amnesty International Calls for Urgent Action on Families Forcibly Evicted

    Amnesty International Calls for Urgent Action on Families Forcibly Evicted News Release courtesy of Amnesty International Around 60 families have…

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    Hundreds Face Violent Forced Eviction: Urgent Action

    Urgent Action: Hundreds Face Violent Forced Eviction (Copy of statement issued by Amnesty International, 18 October 2013) Hundreds of people…

  • Reconstruction’s Massive Slum Will Cost “Hundreds Of Millions”

    June 17, 2013  Haiti Grassroots Watch Port-au-Prince, HAITI – Three years after its star-studded launch by President René Préval, actor Sean…

  • Tens of thousands of families stuck in Haiti camps – IOM

    April 18, 2013  Anastasia Moloney, AlertNet original article here BOGOTA (AlertNet) - More than three years after Haiti's devastating earthquake,…

  • Forced Evictions in Haiti Escalating Again

    March 4, 2013  Quixote Center original article here Over the last two months violent forced evictions targeting people living in…

  • Families left homeless in New Wave of Evictions

    February 1, 2013  Amnesty International press release The Haitian authorities must urgently move to prevent illegal and violent evictions of…

  • Hundreds of Thousands Remain Homeless in Haiti Three Years After Earthquake

    January 7, 2003  Bill Quigley and Amber Ramanauskas, TruthOut original article here Despite billions in aid which were supposed to…

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    Campaign Demands End to Forced Camp Evictions

    9 January 2013 STOP FORCED EVICTIONS IN HAITI 10-12 JANUARY Nearly three years after the devastating earthquake that left more…

  • Haiti’s Increasingly Hidden Displacement Disaster

    January 7, 2013  Centre for Economic and Policy research original article here Port-au-Prince – In the last thirteen months, the…

  • Haiti quake survivors face eviction from camps – Oxfam

    December10, 2012Anastasia Moloney/Alertnetoriginal article here BOGOTA (AlertNet) - Tens of thousands of homeless earthquake survivors living in camps sprawled across…

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    Crises in Haiti Post-Hurricane Reveal International Priorities

    Crises in Haiti Post-Hurricane Reveal International Priorities. Published on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by Common Dreams. Original article here While…

  • under-tents

    Under the Tent: Haitians Living in Fear

    October 18, 2012  Allie Torgan, CNN (original article here) Haiti's terror didn't end when the ground stopped shaking. Reports of…

  • Housing Exposition Exposes Waste, Cynicism

    September 24, 2012 by Haiti Grassroots Watch/Ayiti Kale Je haitigrassrootswatch Zoranje, HAITI, September 24, 2012 – The smells and scenes that…

  • palaces

    Pride and Palaces

    Photo: Reuters Sept. 14 2012, The Economist online Left half in ruin for almost three years, Haiti’s National Palace is…

  • 400,000 Haitians Still displaced

      By Mariana Rebua Simoes, MediaGlobal News September 7, 2012 mediaglobal   Nicole Phillips, attorney at the NGO Institute for Justice…

  • The Creole Connection: New Orleans, Haiti and Catastrophe

    Beverly Bell, 30 July 2012 original article at: other worlds are possible   As a native and resident of New…

  • Gold Rush in Haiti

    By Jacob Kushner, Guernica August 15, 2012 original article here Riches beckon from beneath Haiti's hills, and mining companies are…

  • Des familles déplacées revendiquent des logements décents

    06 Sept. 2012 AlterPresse original article Les représentants des camps Marassa (sis à Tabarre, à proximité de la rivière grise)…

  • Frakka exige la libération d’Elius Alfred et de Jean Louis Saint Fort

    06 Sept. 2012, AlterPresse original article La force de réflexion et d’action pour le logement (Fòs refleksyon ak aksyon sou…

  • Turks & Caicos Resumes Deportations of Haitian Migrants

    Sept. 11, 2012 written by Defend Haiti Staff PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands - After consulting with officials in Britain,…

  • Le 5e conseil de gouvernement se tient aux Cayes

    Cayes (Haïti), 8 août 2012 -- La ville des Cayes, chef lieu du département du Sud d’Haïti, accueille, ce mercredi…

  • under-tents

    “Under Tents”: International Housing Campaign Launched

    Photo: © P Wearne/HSG Press release: International Campaign Launch for Housing in Haiti - 400,000 Homeless Still Wait for a…

  • news-views

    Special Edition New Internationalist: Haiti Two Years On

    New Internationalist issue on Haiti Beyond Relief Beyond Belief is the lead article in the analysis/special feature section of the…

  • rebuilding

    Haitian Government to Relocate up to 200 Slum Dwellers

    The Associated Press - By Trenton Daniel - 29 June 2012 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti plans to relocate several hundred…

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    Ground Control to EU

    Ground Control to EU. HSG from Port-au-Prince, 25-04-2012 Its so far “up the hill” beyond Petionville you might as well be…

  • family champs mars eviction

    IOM Direct Participation in Forced Evictions Raises Questions

    Photo: After her shelter was destroyed by the P-au-P mayor's agents, this woman said she didn't know where she would…

  • lycee toussaint fire - snyder

    Fighting Fire in Haiti

    Photo: Camp Lycèe Toussaint after an arson attack on March 12 - © Mark Synder. By Alexis Erkert, 28 March 2012…

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    [Devastating Fire at] Camp Lycée Toussaint

    Photo: Camp Lycée Toussaint after fire of 12/03/12 - © IAT Mark Snyder and Ellie Happel, 14 March 2012 At…

  • New Investigation – Shelters That Don’t Shelter the Needy

    Léogâne, 15 March 2012 – A British humanitarian organization appears to have kept its promises by handing out over 200…

  • Beyani

    Beyani Looking for IDP Solutions

    Beyani, UN Special Rapporteur Looking for IDP Solutions HSG from London, 22-02-2012 On to Chatham House, the world famous think-tank…

  • How Prioritizing Closure of IDP Camps Aids and Abets Illegal and Forcible Evictions

    Mark Snyder, International Action Ties Months have passed since the forty-three displaced families of the camp Barbancort 17 were  drawn with…

  • Home: From Displacement Camps to Community in Haiti

    By Alexis Erkert and Beverly Bell January 4, 2012 As 2012 begins, a growing movement of displaced people and their…

  • Uncoordinated

    Housing Coalition submits Demands to Senate

    © Oxfam The condition of people in camps and the Housing situation in Haiti after the earthquake A note for the…

  • tents-haiti

    Voice from Haiti: “We’re Tired of Living in Tents”

    Voice from Haiti: “We’re Tired of Living in Tents” HSG from Port-au-Prince, 03-10-2011 “We are people! We want homes,” chanted about…

  • trapped-Haiti

    HSG calls for an end to inhumane camp evictions

    One the greatest scandals currently going on in Haiti is the increasing number of illegal and often brutal evictions that…

  • Overwhelming Majority Living in Displacement Camps

    Reliefweb Haiti - An overwhelming majority of people living in more than 1,000 displacement camps in Haiti since the 2010…

  • Hurricane Emily’s Near-Miss Too Close for IDPs

    Huffington Post - Posted: 8/5/11 05:44 PM ET By Mark Schuller and Mark Snyder There is a Haitian proverb, se bouch…

  • Civil Society Speaks Out on Camp Expulsions

      We, the undersigned organisations, wish to make a statement on three main points dominating the current reality in Haiti…

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    Relocalisation Complexe: 450 Familles Sinistrées du Stade National

    Photo: Sylvio Castor Stadium - © US Navy P-au-P, 15 juil. 2011 par Ronald Colbert --- 18 mois après…

  • under-tents

    Threats of Eviction After Death in Camp

    Photo: © P Wearne/HSG Posted on 4 June 2011 By: Etant Dupain, Bri Kouri Nouvèl Gaye The Orphe Shadda Camp has…

  • Refugee Camps: Haitian Mayor’s Office Vows to Destroy Them All

    By Beverly Bell May 27, 2011 On May 23 and 25, police in the Delmas district of Port-au-Prince destroyed camps…

  • verdict

    Verdict: Cholera Outbreak Originated in UN Camp

    By Richard Knox, NPR Health Blog, 6 May 2011 Suspicions that U.N. peacekeepers brought cholera to Haiti last fall are…

  • precarious-haiti-social

    Haitians Forced Out of Tents to Homes Just as Precarious

    Photo: IDP Camp -  © Phillip Wearne/HSG The New York Times - by Randal C Archibold - April 23, 2011 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti…

  • settlement

    Settlement Camps: Many Leaving

    Photo: Elections amid ongoing devastation - © Joris Willems/HSG   AP - April 1, 2011 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP)  Large numbers…

  • Housing Disaster exposed by Haitian CSO FRAKKA

    Housing Disaster exposed by Haitian CSO FRAKKA. HSG from Congress and TransAfrica Forum, Washington, 07-03-2011 To Congress, then the TransAfrica…

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