Joint Report Issued on Conditions in Haiti’s Displaced Persons Camps. Tuesday, March 30, 2010
(Washington DC, March 30, 2010)–A coalition of lawyers, researchers, and statisticians has issued a joint report detailing the dire living conditions in six internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in and around Port-au-Prince. Representatives from prominent organizations committed to a rights-based approach to earthquake recovery in Haiti–the LAMP for Haiti Foundation (LAMP), the Haiti Justice Project at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University (EMSoL), the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), and the Lawyers’ Earthquake Response Network (LERN)–conducted two different surveys to assess relief efforts from the perspective of survivors. More than 4,600 displaced persons were interviewed to determine whether their basic needs were being met two months after the earthquake. Both surveys found an enormous disconnect between the aid promised and the aid received.
The full report can be downloaded and read below.