If You Lost Your Home in the Earthquake You Have These Rights (English and Kreyol)

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If You Lost Your Home in the Earthquake You Have These Rights (English and Kreyol)

SI OU PÈDI KAY OU NAN TRANBLEMANN TÈ A, Men Kèk Dwa Ou Dwe Konnen Ou Genyen

WASHINGTON - The following (both in Kreyol and English) are for those Haitians and their families who have lost relatives, homes, property, health, or security during the recent earthquake and its aftermath.

 

SI OU PÈDI KAY OU NAN TRANBLEMANN TÈ A
Men Kèk Dwa Ou Dwe Konnen Ou Genyen

1.     Fòk yo bay moun ki pèdi kay yo mwayen pou yo jwenn manje, dlo,
kote pou yo rete, rad, sèvis medikal ak ijèn piblik san danje.

2.     Yo pa gen dwa detounen èd imanitè yo voye pou moun ki pèdi kay yo pou rezon politik oubyen pou rezon militè.

3.     Timoun, fi ansent, medam ki alatèt fanmi yo, granmoun aje, ak
moun ki endikape gen dwa pou yo ba yo pwoteksyon espesyal, èd espesyal
ak bon jan tretman.

4.     Moun ki pèdi kay yo gen dwa pou yo al rete yon lòt kote nan peyi a epi pou yo tounen lakay yo kou yo kapab.

5.     Moun ki pèdi kay yo, fi sitou, dwe bay dizon yo nan
planifikasyon k ap fèt ak nan kontwòl tout sa k ap fèt pou ba yo kote
pou yo rete nèt.

6.     Fòk yo bay medam yo patisipasyon total nan tout planifikasyon ak
distribisyon founiti premyè nesesite yo. Fòk yo bay sante medam yo yon
atansyon espesyal.

7.     Se yon bagay ki ilegal pou moun fè diskriminasyon kont moun ki
pèdi kay yo oubyen pou yo derefize moun jwi dwa yo genyen poutèt yo pa
gen menm kwayans politik oubyen yo pa gen menm kwayans relijyon.

8.     Moun ki pèdi kay yo gen dwa pou yo konnen sa k rive fanmi yo yo pa wè epi pou yo konen ki kote fanmi sa yo ye.

9.     Dwa sa yo fèt pou sèvi kòm guid pou gouvènman Ayisyen an, pou Nasyon Zini, pou tout lòt gouvènman, epi pou tout ONG.

Kote nou jwenn dwa sa yo: United Nations Guiding Principles on
Internal Displacement (Prensip Nasyon Zini ki sèvi kòm gid nan kesyon
deplasman moun anndan pwòp peyi pa yo).

Kote ki prepare rezime sa a se Center for Constitutional Rights (Sant
pou dwa kontitisyon bay moun), ccrjustice.org; Institute for Justice
and Democracy in Haiti (Enstiti pou jistis ak demokrasi ann Ayiti),
ijdh.org ; ak Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (Biwo avoka
entènasyonal), HaitiJustice.org.

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IF YOU LOST YOUR HOME IN THE EARTHQUAKE
You Have These Rights

1. Displaced people must be provided with safe access to food, water, shelter, clothing, medical services and sanitation.

2. Humanitarian assistance to displaced persons cannot be diverted for political or military reasons.

3. Children, pregnant women, women who are heads of families, the
elderly and the disabled are entitled to special protection, assistance
and treatment.

4. Displaced people have the right to leave for other parts of the country and to return to their homes as soon as possible.

5. Displaced people, especially women, shall be involved in the planning for and management of all parts of their resettlement.

6. Women must be given full participation in the planning and
distribution of basic supplies. Special attention must be paid to
women’s health.

7. It is illegal to discriminate against displaced people or to deny
people their rights because of political or religious differences.

8. Displaced people have the right to know the fate and whereabouts of missing relatives

9. These rights must guide the government of Haiti, the United Nations, all other governments and all NGOs

Source: United Nations Guiding Principles on Internal
Displacement. Summary prepared by the Center for Constitutional Rights
(ccrjustice.org), the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti
(ijdh.org) and the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux
(HaitiJustice.org). Feel free to make copies and distribute.


 

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