- Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 08:48
1 – INTRODUCTION .
Haiti has just experienced the worst disaster of its history on January 12, 2010. More than fifty percent of the city of Puerto-Principe has been destroyed. It has been officially reported (by the President Preval) that there have been 300,000 deaths, 250, 000 injured and 1.2 million homeless.
The earthquake also hit other areas of the country. More than eighty percent of the city of Leogane has been destroyed, more than 60% of Jacmel. Other municipalities were hit hard: Kenskoff, Croix des Bouquets, Archahaie, Gressier in the West.
Apart from Jacmel, in the South East, municipalities like Marigot, Cayes- Jacmel, Lavallée de Jacmel, Bainet have also suffered consequences.
In the Central Plateau (center of the country, the base of MPP) many communal areas lost many houses but there were no deaths on its land.
- Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 08:45
Dear Friends of La Vía Campesina,
Through this letter La Vía Campesina would like to thank all of the people and organizations that responded to our call of economic solidarity to support our Haitian comrades in the reconstruction process of the country, after the brutal earthquake almost 3 months ago.
La Vía Campesina during these past 3 months has received a total of 30,369.30 Euros in the bank account opened for making donations. After analyzing Haiti`s situation following the earthquake, and establishing that the current priority is confronting the food shortage, Vía Campesina’s coordination in Haiti has decided to use the totality of the funds for buying maize, frijol and legume seeds to be planted this rainy season which started in the month of March.
Thank you for your committed solidarity and trust in La Vía Campesina.
¡GLOBALIZE STRUGGLE, GLOBALIZE HOPE!
International Secretary of Operations of La Vía Campesina
- Published on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 02:13
(Cochabamba, April 19, 2010) On April 19, an Assembly of the Social Movements was one of the first activities on the agenda at the People's World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The Assembly highlighted the popular focus of the conference, which was organized by the Bolivian government after the failure of governments and industries to negotiate a plan to stop climate change in Copenhagen last December.The conference is being held from April 19 thru 22 and is meant to amplify the voices of those who were not heard in Copenhagen.
- Published on Monday, 19 April 2010 22:49