Yesterday I shared information about rights abuses in Grace Village camp in Carrefour, along with an action alert from Amnesty International.
I stand by everything that I wrote, knowing that my information comes from credible first-hand sources (the camp residents themselves, along with the community activists and human rights lawyers - who are also trusted friends - that are working on their behalf).
However, the post has already generated vehement responses from individuals and organizations that are supporting Grace International, which I feel a responsibility to address thoughtfully. In the meantime, I will temporarily take down this post. To those of you that did send comments in defense of Grace International and the situation at Grace Village: I would love to have a conversation about this with you. Please email me directly through the profile on this blog.
Meanwhile, to contact Haitian authorities and demand
an end to the human rights abuses that are most certainly occurring in Grace Village, you can download
Amnesty's Action Alert here in English, French and Spanish.