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NYC: Rally to make aid available to the Haitian people

Posted on: Friday, September 24, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, NYC, Event

The following is a message from a coalition of organizations who are mobilizing for Haiti.


 

GIVE THE AID TO THE HAITIAN PEOPLE NOW!

   

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010

Place:    THE HAITIAN CONSULATE OF NEW YORK
                 271 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY (between 39th & 40th St.)
                   
Time:    10 AM TO 12:30 PM
                     At about 11 AM, we will march from the Haitian Consulate to the United Nations

IT HAS BEEN EIGHT MONTHS since the earthquake devastated Haiti, yet l.3 million people are still homeless living in tent cities with rats, no sanitation, no water, little or no food aid, no security and no refuge from the intense daily heat or the hurricane storms to come.  Despite an estimated $11 billion that was pledged by nations and charities to aid these victims, only 3% has been disbursed and there is no comprehensive plan to create housing, sanitation or a safe drinking water supply.

WE DEMAND Permanent housing for the homeless earthquake victims; Elimination of tent cities; Immediate moratorium on forced evictions of IDP’s; Safe water; Resumption of food aid; Security for people living in tents; Employment of jobless Haitians in the rebuilding and reconstruction; Elimination of customs charges and delays on donated materials and medicine; Prosecution for black market sales of donated aid materials, price gouging and diversion of Aid money; Accountability and transparency from government officials, NGO’s and UN agencies with regard to receipt and expenditures of Aid money; Competency and responsibility from government leaders to create the housing to shelter the homeless earthquake victims NOW!

WE ARE The Haiti Solidarity Network of the North East (HSNNE), Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Social Action Committee, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), Congregation of the Mission, December 12 Movement, Dwa Fanm, Friday Haiti Relief Coalition, Haiti Corps, Haiti Liberté, Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees, Haitians Unified for Development and Education (HUDE), Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), International Association Against Torture, International Support Haiti Network (ISHN), NYC Catholic Peace Fellowship,  Organizing for Haiti (OFH), Pax Christi Metro New York, Pax Christi New Jersey, Peoples’ Organization for Progress, Service Employees International Union Local 1199 (SEIU 1199), Sisters of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill Philadelphia, St. Peter’s College Haitian Student Association, Sustainable Orphanages for Haitian Youth, The Catholic Worker, The Code Foundation

For more information or to co-sponsor, contact: Judy Reilly 201-784-0008, Fr. Gene Squeo 201-207-0112, Clauvice St.Hilaire 732-646-1671 or hsnne99@yahoo.com


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