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OAS Deploys Mission to Assess Situation of Haitian Migrants

  July 9, 2015

The Organization of American States (OAS) sent this Thursday a special mission to the Dominican Republic and Haiti in order to gather information on the situation of Haitian migrants in the field and, following its analysis, to prepare a report for the Secretary General of the hemispheric institution, Luis Almagro.

The mission, headed by the OAS Secretary for Political Affairs, the Mexican Francisco Guerrero, will initiate its work in Santo Domingo this Friday and will end its activities in Haiti on July 14.

Deployed at the invitation of the Dominican and Haitian governments, the special mission of a technical and impartial nature is guided, according to Guerrero, “by the will to build bridges between the two countries in order to find a lasting solution to the dispute.”

During its visit to both countries, the mission will meet with government officials, specialized agencies in charge of migrants’ registration, as well as migrants themselves and other actors involved in the process.

Guerrero is accompanied by several civil identity experts of the OAS and support staff.

Press contact: Sandino Martínez PSMartinez@oas.org

Reference: E-205/15