Exciting news from Haiti:
Two representatives from Haiti, Colette Lespinasse of the Action Group for Repatriates and Refugees (GARR) and Jackson Doliscar of the Force for Reflection and Action on Housing (FRAKKA), are currently attending the 2012 Habitat Forum in Geneva. Today, Jackson will be presenting a case on Haiti before the International Tribunal on Evictions.
Haitian human rights and housing organizations are also planning events for World Habitat Day on October 1, including a press conference, advocacy meetings and a peaceful protest.
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The deadline on the petition has been extended from October 1st to the 3rd anniversary of the earthquake on January 12, 2013. This will allow us to continue to collect more signatures, especially hard signatures in Haiti.
If you haven’t already, please sign here!
A French version of the Under Tents website will be launched VERY SOON. Meanwhile, there are new additions to the site including information for donations and a page of downloadable resources.
Sanon Reyneld’s speaking tour of the U.S. was an enormous and collaborative effort – from the individuals who helped with logistics and translation, to the organizations in DC that set up meetings with the State Department, on Capitol Hill and with the World Bank, to more than a dozen organizations that sponsored private and public events. The tour successfully helped to raise the profile of Haiti’s housing crisis, as well as create important connections for the Haitian Right to Housing Collective.
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