Category: Haiti

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Yves Engler: NGO Imperialism

The Oxfam “sex scandal” should shine a light on the immense, largely unaccountable, power NGOs continue to wield over Haitian affairs

Edwidge Danticat: Oxfam Scandal a #MeToo Moment for Aid Organizations?

I think that’s what happens when you have an extremely vulnerable population, where these large NGOs consider themselves, in some ways, a state on their own

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Patrick Cockburn: People care more about Oxfam scandal than cholera epidemic

Compare the lack of interest shown by the international media, politicians and assorted celebrities to the cholera epidemic, leading to the death of thousands of Haitians, with the hysterical outrage expressed about Oxfam officials consorting with prostitutes

Ruth Tanner: The aid industry is long overdue its #MeToo moment

Revelations about Oxfam’s behaviour in Haiti are shocking, but not surprising

Daniel Gibson: Using the Oxfam scandal to push an anti-aid agenda

The actions of Oxfam officials are horrendous – but gutting foreign aid funding just puts more people at risk

Jon Schwarz: America Owes Everything to Haitians

Without the bravery of Haitians, Thomas Jefferson would never have been able to complete the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and the United States as we know it today would not exist

Jérôme Duval: Haiti: From trafficking to debt

This Caribbean country is not in debt, it is a creditor. It is France which owes it money

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Mark Weisbrot: President Obama Should Make Sure that Haitian Victims of UN-Caused Cholera Are Compensated

Compensation is a first move toward civilizing US relations with Haiti, and recognizing that Haitians are human beings with the same human rights as any other people on this planet

Mark Schuller: As World Looks Elsewhere, Haiti’s Disaster Just Beginning

This lack of urgency is deadly. The real disaster – chronic hunger, food insecurity, and dependency – is yet to come

Mark Schuller: Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: Looking Beyond the Disaster Narrative

While we outside of Haiti may not be told, grassroots organizations are doing an admirable job

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