October repatriations of Haitians jump 33%
Santo Doming- Outlet Haitilibre.com on Friday reports a jump in the number of undocumented Haitians repatriated in October by the Dominican Republic, for a total of 8,602, with 4,344 returnees and 4,258 voluntarily returned to their country.
It said the Haitians lived mostly in Barahona, Santiago, Montecristi and San Juan de la Maguana. “This is a significant increase of over 33% compared to the month of September 2015 when 6,425 illegal Haitian migrants returned, registering 3,372 returnees and 3,053 voluntary returns, representing 14,027 Haitians for these two months.”
According to the outlet, the Returnees and Refugees Support Group (GAAR), the Jesuit Migrants Service (SJM), the Jeannot Succès Border Network (RFJS) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) assist the returnees with transport into Haiti from the three official border points: Ouanaminthe/Dajabón, Malpasse/Jimani and Belladère/Elias Piña.
“The GARR which daily provides humanitarian assistance to returnees from the Dominican Republic, urges the Haitian and Dominican authorities to make every effort to ensure that the repatriation operations are carried out with respect for human rights and the Memorandum of Understanding of December 2, 1999,” Haitilibre said.
Nov 13, 2015
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