Haiti - News : Some news here and there...
Wednesday evening, the law on political parties has finally been published in the official newspaper "Le Moniteur". An important tool for the proper functioning of political parties, according to Senator Steven Benoit, who welcomed the promulgation.
The largest camp in Petion-ville will close Friday
Recall that the golf course in Petion-ville, had been transformed into camp for displaced following the January 2010 earthquake (approximately 60,000 people at its highest). Most of these people have left the camps through a program of J/P Haitian Relief Organization, of the American actor Sean Penn, the last residents, will leave before the weekend. Rachel Beach, a representative of the humanitarian aid organization, confirmed that the few dozen people still living in the camp, will leave the scene definitely by Friday.
500,000 people will be vaccinated against cholera
Earlier this week Ms. Guirlaine Raymond Charité, Director of the Ministry of Public Health announced that in 2014, approximately 500,000 people will be vaccinated against cholera across the country, indicating that the epidemic was in decline in the country
"This shows that the strategies that have been implemented have borne fruit." However, she said there still areas where the disease is very common, especially in the departments of the West, Artibonite, Central, Southeast and South. An optimism that does not seem to share the UN : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-10365-haiti-cholera-un-warns.html
4th Forum of the Directors General
Wednesday at the Karibe Convention Center, was held the 4th Forum of Directors General. Convened by the Secretary-General of the Primature under the authority of the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, the Directors-General of ministries, decentralized services and autonomous organizations that are attached were able to debate, discuss and exchange views on issues that confront public Administration. Improve service to the public, as is the common point of different themes discussed at the 4th forum. The Directors General have considered the implementation of the Administrative Information Center (ARC) (operational in June 2014), the problem of identification of the citizen and the modernization of the National Old Age Insurance Office (ONA).
"Migration dynamics of the island and the appropriate adaptation strategies"
At the initiative of the Support Group for Returnees and Refugees (GARR) and the Observatory of the Caribbean Migrants (OBMICA), a binational workshop is planned in Port-au-Prince, on 24 and 25 January 2014 around the theme "Migration dynamics of the island and the appropriate adaptation strategies". Civil organizations Haitian and Dominican, working in the field of migration will take part.