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Haiti - Neglected crisis, not forgotten

Haiti

Neglected crisis, not forgotten

 
Haiti

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

🗓️ Date and time: Monday, June 10th 2024

🕓 4pm: Conference start

🕔 5pm: Q&A

🕠 5:30pm: Closing remarks

📍 Online (via Zoom)

This conference will be in French with simultaneous translation into English and Dutch.

The conference attendance is free, please register here: Webinar Registration - Zoom

Registration is required to attend, open until June 9th 2024

We hope to see you there!

Since the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse nearly three years ago, residents of the capital Port-au-Prince have been struggling to survive as armed gangs, police and civilian self-defence brigades clash in the city's streets. In January 2024 alone, at least 806 people were killed, injured or kidnapped in Haiti, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The already unstable situation deteriorated further following the announcement on February 28 that elections would be postponed until August 2025.  

While maintaining functioning medical structures during these clashes is a challenge, with kidnappings and armed robberies rampant across Port-au-Prince, MSF continues to provide medical humanitarian aid and care. Our teams treat people with gunshot and stab wounds, severe burns, victims of road accidents, bring care to sexual violence survivors, provide with prenatal and neonatal care, run family planning activities, run sexually transmitted disease prevention activities, conduct emergency operations … and water and sanitation support is provided to communities affected by the violence.

MSF’s presence and activities prove that is it possible and extremely necessary to bring medical humanitarian aid in Haiti. So why are we so few? This raises many questions.

Speakers

  • Fréderic Thomas, PhD in Political Science, researcher at CETRI
  • Frantz Duval, journalist and editor-in-chief of the newspaper Le Nouvelliste
  • Sandra Lamarque, operational coordinator for East Africa and Haiti, Médecins Sans Frontières
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