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Amnesty Int’l urges new Haitian PM to address housing problem – JamaicaObserver.com


Human rights watchdog Amnesty International says Haiti’s failure to rehouse tens of thousands of people who lost everything in the 2010 earthquake, must be a top priority for the new Prime Minister Evans Paul.

In an open letter to Paul, the London-based group said more than 79,000 people are still living in make-shift camps “in deplorable conditions, meanwhile violent forced-evictions continue”.

The letter also calls on the prime minister, who assumed office on January 16, to address a “worrying increase in the brutal repression of peaceful demonstrations, including injuries and even death meted out at the hands of the police”. via – JamaicaObserver.com

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