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iciHaiti - Social : The number of Haitians giving birth in DR would have dropped
15/10/2018 08:13:13

iciHaiti - Social : The number of Haitians giving birth in DR would have dropped
On Saturday, Miguel Bejarán, Director of the Directorate General of Border Development (DGDF) declared that the number of Haitian pregnant women giving birth in the Dominican Republic was decreasing due to the increased vigilance and the number of troops deployed by the military authorities to the Haitian-Dominican border.

He explained that the surveillance exercised by the members of the specialized body of land border security (CESFRONT) reduced the smugglers' trade of bringing Haitian women in labor to give birth for free in the Dominican Republic, which costs almost 5 billion pesos annually to the Dominican Government https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-21014-haiti-dr-more-than-5-billion-pesos-for-the-delivery-of-women-from-haiti.html

He believes that the control of the border by the Dominican army and CESFRONT was essential to reduce the number of Haitian pregnant women entering the Dominican Republic, while recognizing that although this traffic was better controlled, it did not not been eliminated.

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