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Groupe d’Appui aux Rapatriés et Refugiés (GARR)

GARR provides support for returning Haitian nationals who have been forcibly displaced, particularly people displaced because of climate-related events.
Groupe d’Appui aux Rapatriés et Refugiés (GARR)

LOCATION: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Based in Haiti’s capital city, Groupe d’Appui aux Rapatriés et Refugiés (GARR) devotes itself to serving people in Haiti who are exercising their right to migrate. Specifically, GARR:

  • Advocates policies, practices, and laws that better support people exercising their right to migrate;
  • Works towards improving the overall living conditions of people exercising their right to migrate;
  • Promotes better relations between Haiti and the Dominican Republic;
  • Develops initiatives providing dignified welcomes for returnees;
  • Provides humanitarian and legal assistance for those experiencing human rights violations; and
  • Supports reintegration and rehabilitation for returnees, refugees, and internally displaced persons.

UUSC is proud to support GARR’s vital work to accompany those exercising their right to migrate in Haiti and their reintegration back into Haitian civil society. GARR’s advocacy sits at the intersection of the rights of people in migration and those most deeply impacted by disasters and is a life-saving tool in the campaign to build a better Haiti.

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