mardi 30 novembre 2010
samedi 27 novembre 2010
Once again, violence against women continues
A man killed his wife at the Starmart gas station in Martissant on Sunday, because he did not come home Saturday night. The woman stayed at Starmart all night thinking that the man went to Malpasse to bring merchandise for a group of vendors. She saw her husband pull in and came closer to see and the car was empty. She asked the man where he had slept. The man swung the car door open to hit the poor woman, knocking her to the floor. He then turned the wheel and ran over her, killing her.
Agent from Martissant
samedi 20 novembre 2010
mardi 16 novembre 2010
samedi 13 novembre 2010
mercredi 10 novembre 2010
A Child Raped
Agent from Martissant
lundi 8 novembre 2010
Theft is a serious problem in Haiti
One of the reasons we are experiencing high rates of theft is that after the earthquake many young men have escaped from the prisons and now have no work and no income. They turn to theft to sustain themselves and this poses a serious problem for the population. They hold us up at gunpoint, take what we have and we have no security during the day or night.
Agent from Carrefour Feuille
On Saturday November 6th, the presidential candidate for Preval’s party came to Mosolee camp to distribute money and there was a lot of violence. The people campaigning for him threatened us by saying that if we didn’t go and vote for him that they would set our camp on fire and shoot us. They gave 100 Haitian dollars to each person who said they would go vote. There are people with guns in our neighborhood and we have no security. We can’t hold elections.
Agent from Mosolee
jeudi 4 novembre 2010
It was November 1st around 6 in the evening. I was sitting in front of my house and a marching band was passing by campaigning for a candidate. However, there were five escaped prisoners in the crowd. They suspected that the police were doing random checks and they were scared because they were carrying weapons. They took off running and broke the chair in front of my door as they tried to evade the police.
Agents from Cite Soleil. Thank you.
mercredi 3 novembre 2010
The escaped prisoners are terrorizing Martissant. They enter people’s homes, rape women and young girls, and steal whatever people have.
They announce a hurricane is coming and our lives are in serious danger in Martissant because we are so near the sea. People build houses near the sea. As of right now, only people in Delmas and in the hills are safe during the hurricane season.
lundi 1 novembre 2010
There are 700 people at Mosolee Camp. There are 3 toilets and 1 shower. When we women need to use them, we have to stand for a long time waiting for the men. There is no security, no electricity, there are many bandits living in the camps. They sometimes threaten us and attack us. There is one little clinic where we go for consultation; we have to buy the medications somewhere else.
Map of Champs de Mars
This map is of Champs de Mars where many people live. We don’t have water or bathrooms and we have many problems with housing. We can’t sleep in the tents. To get to the showers we have to walk through the street where men rape us.
Agent from Champs de Mars