Neglect In The Encampments

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.