Ellie Happel

Ellie is in Port-a-Prince, Haiti, where she works as a human rights lawyer with the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 9:10am
Returning to Zero: Forced Evictions in Haiti
Two years after the earthquake, over 500,000 Haitians continue to call ramshackle tent camps in and around Port-au-Prince home. One in five faces an active threat of forced eviction, of being kicked off of the land that they call home. For most camp residents, there is nowhere to go. The Haitian Government has refused to take a stand against illegal forced eviction. Too often, the International Organization of Migration (IOM), charged with the mandate of camp management and coordination, stands by as a quiet witness to these abuses of human rights. Until
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