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Connecticut Church’s Trip to Haiti Reveals Optimism and Joy Amid Persistent Poverty

Libby Heller doesn’t speak Creole, but she had no trouble communicating with a young Haitian girl on the other side of a soccer field. Continue reading “Connecticut Church’s Trip to Haiti Reveals Optimism and Joy Amid Persistent Poverty”

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Haiti President Says Many Aid Organizations Hid Misconduct

Haiti’s president said on Friday that sexual misconduct by staff of British charity Oxfam was only the tip of an “iceberg” and called for investigations into Doctors Without Borders and other aid organizations which came to the country after its 2010 earthquake.

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Fire Ravages Haiti’s Historic Iron Market in Port-au-Prince

Haiti’s capital of Port au Prince suffered a blow to one of its iconic attractions this week as the city’s historic Marché en Fer—popularly known as Hyppolite Market or the Iron Market—was severely damaged in a late-night fire said to have started from nearby burning garbage.

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Oxfam Government Funding Cut Off After Haiti Scandal

Charity agrees to demand from development department to stop bidding for grants until ‘high standards’ met

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Oxfam, Christian Aid, Save the Children, and Red Cross Among Charities Caught in Sex Scandals

Oxfam, Christian Aid, Save the Children, and the Red Cross are some of the major British charities that have admitted to dealing with sexual harassment or abuse scandals as part of a growing net of sexual misconduct cases unraveling in the sector. Continue reading “Oxfam, Christian Aid, Save the Children, and Red Cross Among Charities Caught in Sex Scandals”

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Oxfam Staff Paid for ‘Caligula Orgies’ With Haiti Earthquake Survivors

Senior Oxfam staff reportedly paid for “full-on Caligula orgies” with survivors of the devastating 2010 Haitian earthquake. An investigation by The Times of London revealed multiple aid workers paid earthquake survivors for sex, including some who could have been underage. The charity has been accused of covering up the scandal by allowing three men to resign and firing four others for gross misconduct. One of the men who was allowed to resign, former Haiti Director Roland van Hauwermeiren, was given a “phased and dignified exit” for fear of damaging the charity’s reputation. Prostitution is illegal in Haiti and the age of consent is 18, but Oxfam didn’t report any of the incidents to the Haitian authorities because “it was extremely unlikely that any action would be taken.”

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SOURCE: The Daily Beast

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Trump Administration Moves to Ban Haitians From Applying for Work Visas

The Trump administration is moving to prohibit people from Haiti — which the president allegedly insulted in a meeting last week — from applying for visas for seasonal and farm workers. Continue reading “Trump Administration Moves to Ban Haitians From Applying for Work Visas”

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Haitian-American Pastor Mullery Jean-Pierre Demands Apology from Trump at MLK Celebration in Jerusalem

Speaking at a Martin Luther King Day ceremony in Jerusalem on Monday, the Haitian-born spiritual leader of a Brooklyn church demanded an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his recent racist and disparaging alleged comment about Haiti, calling it a dagger to the heart. Continue reading “Haitian-American Pastor Mullery Jean-Pierre Demands Apology from Trump at MLK Celebration in Jerusalem”