Saving Migrants Lives
The northwest coast of Haiti has become one the main departure points for desperate irregular migrants who want to reach The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, or the United States. Our Communications team went to Port-de-Paix to meet with some of them, and hear about the dangerous sea journeys they undertook, some of them several times, hoping to get "a better life".
A Husband and Two Failed Sea Voyages Later
Betty is a 28-year-old widow and a mother of two from Tortuga Island, whose husband died in 2011 on one of these attempted journeys to these coveted shores. She never found out what happened to him. All she knows is that the small rickety boat on which he was travelling never reached its destination, and probably sank somewhere in the sea.