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The United Nations has also called for the discrimination suffered by Haitian-descendants in the country to be addressed.

The president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Haitian Senate has denounced the ill-treatment suffered by Haitians in the Dominican Republic and called for a rally to demand respect. 

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Evalière Beauplan said there will be a march in the streets of Port-au-Prince to highlight the situation across the border, and condemned recent pictures of Dominicans burning Haitian flags.

"These images come to frustrate our people. (As do) Several other images, including those of ...Haitians who died in the Dominican Republic, " Bauplan said during a radio interview on Friday.

The senator asked Haiti's President Jovenel Moise and the Ministry of Foreign Relations to respond to these incidents, as they have "the responsibility to carry out the diplomatic rules."

"The country wants to hear the reaction of the president when such situations arise. Haitians cannot accept submitting to the hands of Dominicans,"  Beauplan said.

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Human rights groups have criticized the authorities in the Dominican Republic for allegedly violating the rights of Haitian citizens during deportations, while conservative sectors in the country have been calling for the government to prevent the migration of Haitians.

The United Nations has also called on the Dominican Republic to address the racism and discrimination suffered by Haitian-descendants in the country.

Tens of thousand of people lost their lives and more than one million people were displaced by Haiti's devastating earthquake in2010 . And since the disaster, the nation has struggled with major hurricanes, political turmoil and a cholera epidemic.

"In the coming days, we will communicate through the press, the date of the celebration of a great mobilization to demand respect for the rights of Haitians in the Dominican Republic. Any Dominican citizen cannot be allowed to do what they want with Haitians," the Senator said.

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