The first country to embrace permanent Haitian resettlement

is… Senegal?

President Abdoulaye Wade said Haitians were sons and daughters of Africa since Haiti was founded by slaves, including some thought to be from Senegal.

“The president is offering voluntary repatriation to any Haitian that wants to return to their origin,” said Mr Wade’s spokesman, Mamadou Bemba Ndiaye.

“If it’s just a few individuals, then we will likely offer them housing or small pieces of land. If they come en masse we are ready to give them a region.”

4 thoughts on “The first country to embrace permanent Haitian resettlement

  1. Marcus T.

    February 2, 2010 at 11:36am

    Disgusting. Instead of offering concrete help to rebuild the nation in its time of greatest need, he invites Haitians to abandon their country.

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