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10/10/2021 11:03:36

iciHaiti - Migration : OPC shocked and saddened by racist and discriminatory statements by Trump
The Citizen Protection Office, an independent National Institution for the promotion and protection of Human Rights, says it is shocked and saddened by the statements of the former President of the United States, Donald Trump, suggesting that "many Haitian migrants who are arriving in the USA are probably carriers of HIV/AIDS" https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34946-haiti-flash-strong-reaction-from-the-embassy-of-haiti-to-the-insults-of-donald-trump.html

This declaration, with its racist and discriminatory character, sadly recalls the period of the 80s when Haitian migrants in the USA, especially those in New York and Florida were victims of racism in relation to the evolution HIV/AIDS with the slogan 4H (Homosexuals, Heroin addicts, Hemophiliacs, Haitians).

The OPC would like to point out that, according to health professionals, the HIV prevalence in Haiti has decreased significantly in recent years, and is currently at 2%, and Haiti is making great strides towards achieving it. elimination of HIV by 2030, thanks to the efforts made within the framework of projects to fight against HIV, financially supported in particular by PEPFAR (USAID & CDC) and the GLOBAL FUND, which are the two largest partners of Haiti, in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The Office, in accordance with the principles and values ​​related to human rights advocated by the United States, encourages the Haitian authorities concerned to express their concern to their American counterparts following the statements of President Trump in order to avoid possible regrettable incidents.

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