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Reference : V-P-HT-E-00750
Date : 13/04/2012
Country/Region : HAITI
Caption : Les Cayes, civilian prison. An ICRC delegate converses with a detainee.
Photographer : CHARLES, Jacob
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, 09.01.2015:

ICRC delegates have unimpeded access to all detainees, with whom they can meet privately in their cell. The ICRC has been regularly visiting detention centres across the country since 1994. Delegates meet directly with the detainees, gathering valuable information on the problems they face. Since January 2010, the ICRC has visited more than 11,000 people in prisons and police stations in Haiti.


On 12 January 2010, a devastating earthquake in Haiti killed over 300,000 people and damaged or destroyed many public infrastructures – including prisons. Five years on, detainees remain one of the most vulnerable groups in the country. One of the ICRC's priorities is to improve their living conditions. The ICRC continues to support the social, legal and medical services provided to the detainees and to work for better sanitation facilities and improved infrastructures.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4416x3312
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour