Letter to HR Mogherini: Haiti earthquake five years on: The EU must ensure the right to adequate hou

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Federica Mogherini: EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the European Commission

Cc: Peteris Ustubs, Cabinet HR/VP Kenneth Bell, Head of Division, European External Action Service (EEAS) Roberto Rensi, Desk Officer Haiti, EEAS Julita Bas, Human Rights Division, EEAS Robert Steinlechner, DG Devco Dorothy Morrissey, DG ECHO Brigitte Mukengeshayi, DG ECHO EU Delegation Haiti

12/01/2015 – January 12, 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of the 2010 earthquake which killed over 200,000 people and made more than two million people homeless in Haiti. Today, the housing situation remains an outstanding challenge for the Haitian government and the international community, according to Amnesty International’s recent report. We call upon the European Union (EU) and its member states to assist the Haitian authorities to ensure that post-earthquake reconstruction respects and fulfils the human rights of the Haitian population, including the right to adequate housing.