|The Challenges in Haiti Continue…
Five years on, countless families are still living in tent consisting of corrugated tin, cardboard and tarps. Leading Haitian activists living in the US to ask where has the millions of dollars raised from relief gone?
Today, IFCO remains committed to supporting our family in Haiti. Part of our work this year will include assisting children orphaned by the earthquake and helping Haitian and Cuban doctors working to provide care in the most neglected corners of the country.
Your generous donation will help make this work happen!!
IFCO is honored to partner with several dedicated Haitian organizations here in the US including:
- Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees – works to respond to the human needs of Haitian refugees and immigrants in the US fleeing persecution. Through education, community organizing, leadership development and collective action, HWHR members empower themselves as they struggle for social and economic justice. Visit their website here.
- Eritye Papa Desalin (Heirs of Father Dessalines) – a grassroots NY-based Haitian community media organization that seeks to educate the Haitian community about the work and legacy of Jean Jacques Dessalines, the founder of the Haitian nation. EPD also connects members of the Haitian community to social justice movements through alternative news broadcasting, dialogue, and activist initiatives. Contact them here for more information.
- Kongo – a cultural arts organization dedicated to promoting a better understanding of Haitian Roots Music, culture and history and believes that the artist’s role is to bring people together to make positive change. Through musical activity, the group teaches youth the importance of achieving goals through collective efforts, and encourages community and social consciousness. Visit their website here.
Here is a powerful video produced by Kongo. It is entitled Nou Pase Ase (Enough is Enough) and chronicles the after effects of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The music video is directed by Sidney Mehu.
|Nou Pase Ase (Enough).mo