Each topic includes an overview of the situation in Haiti and the response of the European Union. In addition we present the advocacy activities of the CoEH on this subject. Also, there are documents and reports available from Haitian organizations.
The special envoy of the United States to Haiti, Mr. Daniel Foote, appointed barely two months ago, has given his resignation. Whatever the reaction of the American government to the resignation of Mr. Foote, it will have consequences for the future positioning of the United States with regard to the Haiti case. can we expect a repositioning of the entire international community in relation to Haiti? And will the Haitian society be able to seize this opportunity? These are some of the observations and questions posed Colette Lespinasse.
COEH representative Colette Lespinasse visited the Great South, the peninsula hit by a devastating earthquake on August 14. She has written a moving account of what she has seen, and concludes that Haiti must rethink its building system, the development of its territory , risk and disaster management aimed at a better protection of its population. After this new disaster and an extremely difficult and volatile political context, will the Haitian people still find the necessary strength to recover?
Communication from the Steering Committee of the Europe Haiti Coordination in solidarity with the Haitian people, after the assassination of Mr. Jovenel Moïse
After the assassination, on July 7, 2021 of Mr. Jovenel Moïse, de facto president of Haiti, the Coordination Steering Committee of the CoEH wishes to express its solidarity with the Haitian people, for months victim of a spiral of violence, corruption, destruction of institutions of which Mr. Jovenel Moïse became one of the many victims, after having been an important actor.
More than 150 Haitian, European, Latin American, Canadian and African organisations
(trade unions, NGOs, associations, peasant movements, feminists, citizens), among them the COEH, are calling for a
change in international policy towards Haiti.
The situation in Haiti has been turbulent for quite a while, but covid-19 infections fortunately remained few during the past year. This now seems to be changing as the number of infections is increasing rapidly, while vaccines are not yet available. Meanwhile, armed gangs are blocking the major access roads of the capital Port-au-Prince. The government is taking no actions. The residents are trapped. This article is taken from the Dutch website La Chispa (www.lachispa.nl ).
The political crisis in Haiti continues as Mr. Jovenel Moïse, whose mandate as president, according to many, ended in February 2021, has plans to organize a much criticized referendum amid an increasingly insecure and violent situation. Colette Lespinasse explains how the referendum will further aggravate the situation.
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Members of the European Parliament demand to go further (June 30, 2021)
Following the resolution of the European Parliament on the situation in Haiti, seven female MEPs are demanding to go further, showing their solidarity with the Haitian people, more in particular with Haitian women. “Europe has to change their politics with regard to Haiti.” Read more (in French)
Plate-forme Haiti de Suisse
This organisation has interesting information and newsletters about the latest news from haiti.
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Collectif Haïti de France
CHF is sharing interesting information (only in French) on their website, where you can also subscribe to their newsletter: https://www.collectif-haiti.fr/actualites/collectif/
CRAN et CE-JILAP sur la constitution (in French and Creole) June 2021
2020-02-10 Consultaton de la Société Civile Haïtienne_28 janvier (only in French)
Declaration for an agrarian policy in Haiti – FULL TEXT (11 October 2017)
Coordination Europe-Haiti aperçu contexte actuel en Haïti (12 December 2017)
CoEH Lettre situation droits humains en Haïti (3 July 2017)