March 27, 2012

Haiti Briefing: Haitian American Students Brief on IDP Camps

1 - 3 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2456
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, D.C.

Haiti is beginning a new rainy season, yet again cholera is threatening the almost 500,000 people still in Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps. It will also bring in a third and fourth wave of cholera that will infect those most vulnerable to the disease. On top of the physical climate, the political climate has also heated up. With the abrupt resignation of the prime minister, the parliamentary elections are at a standstill and reports of violence in IDP camps, those least able to protect themselves from cholera are going to find themselves in an even greater precarious situation. Researchers held a briefing to highlight realities and dispel misconceptions about Haiti’s IDPs.

Panelists included:

  • Melinda Miles, Let Haiti Live / TransAfrica Forum
  • Alexander Main, Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Etant Dupain, Bri Kouri Nouvèl Gaye
  • Sabine Bernard, Rep. Clarke’s Office Intern
  • Tracey Ulcena, York College, City Univeristy of New York
  • Adlin Noël, York College
  • Stephanie Semé, York College
  • Sandy Nelzy, York College
  • Mark Schuller, York College / Université d’État d’Haïti