Haiti - Dominican Republic : The exodus of Haitians is growing
The greatest number of Haitians was recorded at the border post of Dajabon, followed by Jimani, Elias Piña and Pedernales in the south.
Most of our compatriots who have decided to go home, come among others from the Mao area, Santiago Rodriguez, Santiago, Moca, La Vega, San Francisco de Macoris, Constance, Cotuí and agricultural zone of licey al Medio, Cayetano Germosén, the Valverde province... Most returned in the cites of Anse-à-Pitre, Velladere, Ouanaminthe, Cap-Haitien, Jacmel, Croix des Bouquets, and other towns near the border with the Dominican Republic.
Many Haitian families have group together to reduce the cost of moving from the places where they lived until the customs, where they boarded trucks and other means of transport.
In Dajabón, in the early hours of Sunday, hundreds of Haitians showed up at the gates that separate that province of Haitian communities in the Northwest, including Ouanaminthe, Fort Liberté, to go to these places but also in Cap-Haitien and Port-au-Prince.
In the province of Montecristi, as in other communities of Northwest, the Haitian departures were also numerous. Some farm owners have reported that dozens of Haitian workers who had to report, did not, after having eceiving their weekly salary. In some ranch and banana plantations the situation was the same.
In Santiago, the head of one of the bus lines to Dajabón, said that between Saturday and Sunday, it is by hundreds that Haitians have used public transport to reach Dajabón. Same information from the company Caribe Tours buses and Transport Cibao.
To protect Haitians who voluntarily returned to Haiti, the Dominican authorities, particularly the national police, the J-2, the Department of Border Operations Research (DOIF) and other government agencies have formed brigades to prevent gangs of Haitians and Dominicans, to attack those who return to their country.