Haitian President Jovenel Moïse launched an urgent appeal to Haiti's partners on the need to step up actions for the people of the southern peninsula, victims of Hurricane Matthew last October.
During a working session at the National Palace with the ambassadors of the Core Group, made up of Ambassadors from US, Canada, France, UK, Brazil President Moise drew attention to the harsh reality of the populations of the departments affected by Hurricane Matthew. He hopes that the international community will engage in this battle in order to restore the dignity of the victims by offering them better conditions before the arrival of the next hurricane season.
The Prime Minister, Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant, the Presidents of the Senate, Youri Latortue, and the Chamber of Deputies, Cholzer Chancy, as well as the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations and Head of the Minustah, Ms. Sandra Honoré also attended the meeting.
President Moïse, who traveled to Grand Anse last week, remarked to international partners that the prospects will not be rewarding or promising without strong, vigorous and coordinated action by state institutions.
Mr. Moïse believes that it is above all to reduce the suffering of the victims and restore grounds of hope for this poor but dignified population. For Mr Moïse, coordination of NGO interventions in the field through state structures is essential. He recommends the establishment of a technical body to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of these actions.
"There is a real desire to make the situation in the great South a model of success in which I invite all those who have never refused their support, their support of any kind to our country," said Moise confident that the State will assume its role of leader and regulator in the realization of development projects in the Great South.