We cannot help Haiti, but you can.
A year ago, United Nations said in a press release that they are working with Caribbean Countries to strengthen their asylum procedures to accommodate Haitians that are fleeing Haiti. Now United Nations is at it again and this time they are asking Caribbean countries not to deport Haitian refugees due to the violence and “human rights” crisis that are taking place in Haiti.
Small countries like the Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas are being invaded by Haitians and United Nations have remain tight lipped on this. As far as I know, they have not offered any help to the Caribbean Countries about this invasion, but they want us to stop our deportation of Haitians. Well done to the Governments of the Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas who have made it clear that they will not stop deporting Haitians.
I know there is so much violence taking place in Haiti and furthermore, the economy is in a poor state. As a result, Haitians are fleeing Haiti and risking their lives coming on these sloops to other countries such as TCI.
Despite the situation in Haiti, there is a lot of potential in Haiti. Haiti has a population of 11,807,972 people and has the opportunity for not only a vibrant tourism industry but also agriculture. It is also believed that Haiti has a significant amount of oil reserves and gold deposits.
I don’t know what is causing the violence in Haiti but maybe if the economy and the political situation can be addressed, then perhaps there may be less violence, and this is where United Nations should step in.
There are 193 member states of the United Nations. The United Nations ought to be ashamed of themselves by telling Caribbean Countries not to deport Haitians. Do they understand the situation that these Caribbean Countries are facing? Do they care?
United Nations should form a committee immediately if they have not done so yet to deal with Haiti. Putting Haiti problems on small Caribbean Countries is not the answer. It should not even be encouraged. Can you imagine if we do not deport the Haitians? If we don’t deport, we will be enabling and encouraging more Haitians to come illegally. We are not able to accommodate them.
United Nations need to get the root cause of the problems in Haiti and help resolve the issues. Otherwise, every year, the UN will be pleading with the Caribbean and America to take the Haitians.
With almost 200 member states, do you want to tell me they cannot put their heads together and put mechanisms in place to jump start the economy of Haiti especially if Haiti has all those natural resources.
I know the situation has been ongoing for years and it seems like it is getting worse each year, but it does not mean that the situation can be resolved. It will require collaboration among the member states, and I am not talking about giving money to charitable organizations where most of the money is on payroll. I am talking about finding companies and countries to come to Haiti and partner with the people of Haiti to revive the economy.
I feel for the people of Haiti, but I don’t think the Haitians have to flee Haiti. I think they are better off being in Haiti than living illegally and hiding from the authorities.
As I end this article, I think about my friends Wilgens and Manoucheka Victor who were living in the Turks and Caicos for many years and have returned to Haiti. They are doing very well. If they can do that, other Haitians can do the same. Perhaps, United Nations need to take a chapter from the Victor’s family.
United Nations should know Port au Prince is not Haiti alone. Haiti has potential and United Nations can help Haiti. The Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas cannot help Haiti with its problem so please leave us alone.