Dispatches from the fight against homelessness and AIDS
Posted by Sunny Bjerk , January 11, 2013
Three years ago today, Haiti experienced one of the most devastating earthquakes to ever rock a country. Since the 2010 earthquake, Housing Works has provided emergency relief and care to Haitian residents, and opened two much-needed permanent clinics. We also opened a permanent Housing Works office in Port-au-Prince with an ambitious advocacy agenda.
And when recovery efforts stalled, we joined with other activists to call on the UN to move to action as Haitians were dying in relocation camps.
And we these efforts continue today.
In collaboration with the grassroots AIDS advocacy coalition PHAP+, our Haiti office lobbies for the rights of sexual minorities; job-training programs for people with AIDS; funds for grassroots AIDS groups, and of course, housing for Haitians with HIV/AIDS. Without such efforts, reconstruction plans could marginalize—and possibly worsen—the conditions for Haitians living with HIV/AIDS.
For photos of Haiti, then and now, visit NPR’s Haiti “Picture Show.”
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