No Roof, No Roots


IDP camp Grace Village, Carrefour municipality, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, May 2012. © Amnesty International

livewire.amnesty.org - by Livewire Team - January 11, 2013

Three years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, thousands of people are now facing forced eviction from their basic tents.

Virgiela was trapped under rubble for six days after the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January 2010. Her house in the capital, Port-au-Prince, was destroyed. Her determination to be reunited with her children and grandchildren kept her going.

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Hundreds of Families Left Homeless in New Wave of Evictions

amnesty.org - Press Release - February 1, 2013

The Haitian authorities must urgently move to prevent illegal and violent evictions of people living in make shift camps and take meaningful steps to provide them with appropriate housing, said Amnesty International today, after a new wave of evictions affected hundreds of families across Port-au-Prince.

Many of the 350,000 people still living in makeshift camps following the 2010 earthquake are also at risk.

On 22 January, police officers violently evicted 84 families from camp Fanm Koperativ, in the municipality of Port-au-Prince.

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