Shortly after the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, CEPR launched the Haiti: Relief and Reconstruction Watch blog. The blog tracks multinational aid efforts in Haiti with an eye to ensuring they are oriented toward the needs of the Haitian people, and that aid is not used to undermine Haitians’ right to self-determination. This blog post provides an overview of some of CEPR’s work in the almost dozen years since the disaster.
CEPR’s Jake Johnston, who has followed political and economic developments in the country for years, has broken significant news stories in recent months, including news of the resignation of US Special Envoy Daniel Foote. Previously, Johnston uncovered allegations of arms trafficking implicating the head of former President Jovenel Moïse’s security unit, and after Moïse’s assassination he wrote this article for The American Prospect outlining the need for transparent and fair elections. CEPR has also maintained a database of US expulsion flights to Haiti amid the unprecedented increase of illegal expulsions.
CEPR continues to educate members of Congress and US policymakers on electoral issues and aid accountability in Haiti. We are most grateful for the support of our donors who have enabled us to do this important work. Thanks to everyone who has donated to our Spotlight campaign. If you haven’t already, please consider making a donation to CEPR today, so that we can continue to shine a light on the ongoing struggle for justice in Haiti.