The Haiti Support Group is a small solidarity organisation, based in the UK, that for a quarter of a century has been working hard to empower the poor majority in Haiti, whether they are trade unions, women’s organisations, peasant groups, neighbourhood associations or other grassroots organisations.
We try to provide a more balanced reflection of Haiti and its people. We present the achievements as well as providing in-depth analysis of the problems and challenges of the Haitian reality.
Our team of Haiti watchers includes grassroots activists and campaigners, members of the Haitian and Caribbean Diaspora, legal experts, journalists, academics and development specialists.
Our work has only been possible thanks to the generous support of our members and donors. Any financial contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way to ensure that we can continue our fantastic work.
Solidarity, Campaigning and Advocacy
HSG, St Marc, March 2010 — When engineers came to Montaca just outside the central coastal town of St. Marc in Haiti to do an appraisal
Protest the physical abuse of Haitian workers in Port-au-Prince sweatshops! Sample protest letter to send to Willbes & Co. Ltd. and the Manufacturers’ Association of
Signatures. The Haiti Support Group has coordinated the collection of signatures for the Campaign from individuals and organisations outside North America and the Caribbean. At
UN DPKO Medical and Field Support Protocols
“Ensure Prompt and Appropriate Follow Up”
The crucial steps to be taken if we are to avoid this happening again
In December 2010 the UN Secretary General announced his intention to form an independent panel of experts to investigate and advise on the cholera outbreak in Haiti.
In January 2011, he named the four expert members.
In February they visited Haiti and began their fieldwork.
On May 3 they handed in a 32-page report that began and ended with 7 specific recommendations. Those recommendations are amongst our handouts here.
Read them and you will see that the first three pertain to UN internal procedures, medical screening, treatment, vaccination and sanitation in the field.