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12 Jan 2017

Kolektif Peyizan Viktim Tè Chabè

Caracol Industrial Park MICI complaint

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We are members of the Kolektif Peyizan Viktim Tè Chabè (“the Kolektif”), a collective of victim families who were displaced from the land we cultivated in Chabert for decades to make way for the Caracol Industrial Park (“CIP”) in Northeast Haiti.  Our land was taken from us without adequate notice, consultation or compensation...We also fear the cumulative environmental and social impacts from the construction and operation of the CIP and its associated facilities.  The Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB”) financed the CIP from its earliest stages and has continued to invest...IDB has violated its policies regarding Involuntary Resettlement (OP-710), Gender Equality (OP-761), Environmental and Safeguards Compliance (OP-703) and Access to Information (OP-102)...Despite the harm suffered to date, we believe that our full compensation and rehabilitation, in fulfillment of IDB’s obligations, remains possible..[W]e wish to discuss the following solutions...

  •  Fair financial compensation;
  •  A compensation verification and complaint mechanism;
  •  Revision of the vulnerable people criteria and list;
  •  Fair non-financial compensation to rehabilitate livelihoods; and
  •  Support to victims’ families’ education projects.  

Additionally, the Kolektif requests a new, meaningful, consultation process, explaining the current environmental and social risks and impacts and facilitating the affected communities’ input...