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How Surviving a Hurricane Turned Into Surviving Discrimination

How Surviving a Hurricane Turned Into Surviving Discrimination

Bertin M. Louis Jr.

Security, Americas

Haitian migrants face deportation and stigma in hurricane-ravaged Bahamas.

Haiti wasn’t on Hurricane Dorian’s slow-moving path of destruction across the Caribbean in early September, but Haitians are suffering in the storm’s aftermath anyway.

In the Bahamas, which was flooded and flattened by the Category 5 Dorian on Sept. 1, 2019, a nationalist group called “Operation Sovereign Bahamas” is demanding the Bahamian government evict hundreds of Haitians from a shelter for hurricane victims.

An estimated 76,000 people in the Bahamas were left homeless after Dorian rendered parts of some Bahamian islands uninhabitable. That includes at least 340 Haitian migrant workers deported since the storm, according to Giuseppe Loprete, chief of the Haitian mission of the International Organization for Migration, an intergovernmental agency that defends the rights of migrants.

“The Bahamas is for Bahamians,” said Operation Sovereign Bahamas’ founder, Adrian Francis. He had staged a protest outside the hurricane shelter set up in the Kendal G.L. Issacs Gymnasium in Nassau, according to Eyewitness News Bahamas.

“We want you out of our country,” shouted other protesters, holding Bahamian flags. “Go home!”

Haitians in the Bahamas

Haitians have been going to the Bahamas, a nation of over 700 islands and keys about 530 miles northeast of Haiti, for centuries.

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How Surviving a Hurricane Turned Into Surviving Discrimination

How Surviving a Hurricane Turned Into Surviving Discrimination Bertin M. Louis Jr. Security, Americas Haitian migrants face deportation and stigma in hurricane-ravaged Bahamas. Haiti wasn’t on Hurricane Dorian’s slow-moving path of destruction across the Caribbean in early September, but Haitians are suffering … read more

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Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts Point to the Power of Local Generosity after Overlooked Disasters

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