Inside one of Haiti’s makeshift camps

December 6, 2015

Thousands who fled the Dominican Republic or were deported live in miserable conditions


Inside one of Haiti’s makeshift camps

A small shack, made from branches and cardboard, is all that 33-year-old Miguelito Willian has. He says he was born in the Dominican Republic but was deported to Haiti because migration officials assumed he was Haitian​. The International Organization for Migration says that in the last six months, 49,000 people have fled the Dominican Republic to Haiti​ or were deported. In this America Tonight excerpt, we hear the stories of those in the crowded camps, ​where thousands of people are living — those who say they were wrongfully deported and others who were afraid of what might happen if they remained in the Dominican Republic.


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