|Haiti Emergency Relief Fund|
Since its inception in March 2004, the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund has given concrete aid to Haitiís democratic movement as they attempted to survive the brutal coup against their democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and to rebuild shattered development projects.
In June 2004, UN troops replaced US, French and Canadian troops who invaded and occupied Haiti after US Special Forces soldiers kidnapped President Aristide and flew him to exile. "The UN is an accomplice of the war against the poor in Haiti." - Lovinksy Pierre-Antoine
|February 2004 Coup|
The February 2004 overthrow of Haiti's constitutional government brutally ended 10 years of democracy. Orchestrated by the US, France and Canada, the coup forced President Aristide into exile and instituted a UN military occupation.
|Voices from Haiti|
"If poverty persists, the thirst to challenge poverty also persists, and from this persistence movements for social change are constantly renewed." - Jean Bertrand Aristide
Today in Haiti, over 1,000 political prisoners are being detained without legal justification in an attempt to silence the grassroots pro-democracy movement.
Widespread violence and human rights violations have been unleashed against Haiti's popular majority who support Fanmi Lavalas, the party of President Aristide.