P-au-P, Dec. 2018 [AlterPresse] — Human Rights Organizations Require State Authorities to Better Welcome Haitian Nationals Returning from Chile
In a joint note, of which the AlterPresse Online Agency has become aware, they invite the state authorities to assume their responsibilities vis-à-vis those repatriated from Chile.
The human rights organizations that signed this note are the Support Group for Returnees and Refugees (Garr), Collectif Defenders Plus, the Jesuit Service for Migrants and Migrants (Sjm), the Jeannot Succès Border Network (Rfjs) and the Collective of Organizations for the Defense of the Rights of Migrants and Repatriates (Coddemir)
Repatriation of Haitians was carried out in the Haitian State's recklessness and irresponsibility, they criticize.
“The presence of the government authorities was insignificant for to give a dignified welcome to its nationals (…) returned home, disappointed and helpless. “
Human Rights Organizations Advocate for the Social Reintegration of these Disadvantaged Migrants in a Context of a Severe Crisis
While calling on the authorities to prioritize the well-being of the population, they urge them to work to ensure that every Haitian and Haitian have access to better living conditions, in view, they say , to prevent the Haitian from going to be humiliated in foreign countries.
They urge the Haitian State to take the necessary measures to welcome in a dignified manner the Haitian citizens who come back from Chile or from other foreign territories.
They call for the establishment of real social programs in the country with a view to facilitating the reintegration of these migrants into the country. strict respect for their rights
The Haitian people are called “not to discriminate against migrants who have returned to Haiti, but to show their solidarity and respect for their dignity as a person. “
Migrants made huge sacrifices (loans, sale of goods) to raise money to pay for their trip.
A” Humanitarian Plan of Voluntary Return “a was set up on October 17, 2018, by the Chilean government to allow Haitians in difficulty to return home.
On November 7, 2018, a first cohort of 187 Haitian migrants was repatriated to Haiti by the Chilean authorities
On 26 November, a second flight transported 181 other Haitian nationals and nationals. [emb vs apr 06/12/2018 12 :50]