Campaign Demands End to Forced Camp Evictions. 9 January 2013
Nearly three years after the devastating earthquake that left more than 200,000 people dead and some 2.3 million homeless, tens of thousands of families are still living in shelters made of frayed tarpaulins or tin sheets. The majority of the displaced population are women and children. For them, home has been anything but a place of comfort and security.
To make matters worse, people in Haiti’s internal displacement camps are being forcibly evicted, often by the authorities or with their consent. Thousands of families who are desperately seeking to rebuild their lives are living in daily fear of being forcibly evicted without any due process.
From tomorrow and until the day of 3rd anniversary of the terrible earthquake, Amnesty International will carrying out a Twitter action targeting President Martelly and asking him to stop forced evictions of the displaced persons and respect their rights. The unique hashtag for the action will be >>> #NowhereToGo
We will be also asking support on Twitter and RT from influential figures like Wyclef Jean, Danny Glover, Michaelle Jean, Anthony Kavanagh, 50 Cents, Kery James and Jason Derulo.
Please help us to mobilize Twitter and social media for Haitians still struggling to recover their life since 2010!
Spread the action within your contacts by asking them to follow and retweet @AICaribbean in French, English and Spanish, @AmnestyOnline in English, or @AmnistiaOnline in Spanish.