The Diaspora Sends More Money Annually In Haiti Than Any International Assistance

Jean Pierre Alexandre - April 5 2012, 11:29 AM

Haiti - Economy: The diaspora sends more money annually in Haiti that international assistance
05/04/2012 11:38:11

Daniel Supplice, the Minister of Haitians Living Abroad (MHAVE) explained on a radio of the capital what wanted the Haitian diaspora "...the diaspora expects many things and contrary to what people think, the priority of that diaspora is not the dual citizenship.

It is obvious that this diaspora wants this dual citizenship, it's not a question of legal status or of migration, I think that they the [Haitians living abroad] have the impression of not being accepted as Haitian, they live that as a rejection.

Regardless of their passport, they remain attached to their country of origin, they are culturally Haitian, they consume Haitian, dance Haitian, dress Haitian, they live Haitian; thus, in this respect, they think that not to grant them this privilege to remain Haitian, it is an attack on their culture, their identity

By cons, what the diaspora wants above all is that we recognize its economic importance in the country's survival.

Official figures from the World Bank say that economic assistance to Haiti has increased from 500 million U.S. dollars in 2000 to just over $2 billion today [mainly from the North American diaspora, U.S. and Canada].

The diaspora sends more money annually in Haiti that international assistance, are we aware of what it means ?"

S/ HaitiLibre

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Antoine Simon Estime says...

I have more than 2 years highlighting the fact that the constituti on of Haiti has no provision of e quality and respect to a loyal dia spora/dual citizenship 2 billions $$$ a year in tranfer and other help to Haiti is not the most important point. more »

Ti Coq says...

Konstitisyion pei a te pren douet depi apre president Estime. Li te pren douet bien avan Fre nou yo Haitien te komense kite pei a en mass. Yo monte yon konstitisyion pou yo ka souse pei a. eskli diapo ra bien facil nan yon grain fraz ki di"Renonse a more »

Ti Coq says...

Mesie yo nan pouvoa pei a ta due creye yon fason pou Haitien ka vi ni renonse a nasyonalite d'Haiti. Yo ka met yon form nan konsula yo ou nan afe etrange pou sa mim. Paske passport etrange pa vle di renonse a nasyonalite. Aux Etats Unis, Pou renon more »

Tiba says...

Ticoq, I agree with you! It's like the money says "Money Talks." The international has the power and authority to dictate what goes in Haiti because they have the "Power of the Purse." The Haitian Diaspora is a $1.5 billion yearly industry in more »

Antoine Simon Estime says...

Neg kou Rousie,Simeus ak Wyclef ta fet pou depose yon demande legal nan jistice intenasyonal kont palmen ak sena pei Ayiti. Paske renonse' a nasyonalite se yon desizion personel kou oue divoz o demisyon.Moun nan fet pou declare' e aksepte' siyin r more »