Mark Snyder is a founding member of the U.S. based human rights civil society group International Action Ties. Working as a community mobilizer he has lived and worked in rural and urban India, Peru, and the United States. As an active partner in a anti-forced eviction initiative developed with Haitian civil society groups and organizations, Internally Displaced People (IDP) groups, and international NGO partners, Snyder has spent the majority of the past year working alongside the IDPs of Port au Prince, Haiti.
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Saturday, June 18, 2011
Between the Storms? Thousands of Haitian IDPs Are Still at Risk of Forced Eviction
The rains have stopped, for now. In the past couple of days a ‘tropical depression’ has hovered over Haiti, bringing high winds blowing dust and a slight break in the 100-plus temperatures. But as everyone knows, the hurricane season is far from over. At the slightest sign of drizzle, such as Thursday afternoon, street vendors pack their things and run for shelter. As the storm a couple of weeks ago dramatizes, rain can kill. For the many still living in Haiti’s internally-displaced people (IDP) camps, it is much the same thing.