Tag: Haiti

NEWS

No Progress On International Force For Haiti

The U.N. and the government of Haiti reiterated their appeal recently for an international force to quickly deploy to the island nation to help subdue an unprecedented level of gang violence that has terrorized the population. In early October, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres backed a request from the Haitian government to send a force to address escalating insecurity and a deepening […]

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Haiti Fears Spike In Cholera Cases As Fuel Blockade Lifts

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Cholera cases are overwhelming Haiti, and experts warn the situation could worsen now that the country is bustling following the end of a paralyzing fuel blockade that lasted two months. Dr. Jeanty Fils, a spokesman for Haiti’s Ministry of Health, told The Associated Press that people are back on the streets and likely spreading cholera as the government […]

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Haiti Faces Food Security Problems

A record 4.7 million people in Haiti are facing acute hunger, including 19,000 in catastrophic famine conditions for the first time, in a slum controlled by gangs in the capital, according to a report released on Friday. The UN World Food Program and Food & Agriculture Organization said unrelenting crises have trapped Haitians in a cycle of growing desperation, without […]

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U.S. Seeks Multinational Security Help For Haiti

The United States has drafted a United Nations Security Council resolution that will encourage the “immediate deployment of a multinational rapid action force” to Haiti to address the nation’s worst security and health crisis in decades. The draft resolution, confirmed by multiple U.S. and UN officials, comes in response to a call by UN Secretary-General António Guterres last week for […]

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UN Chief Backs Haitian Call For International Armed Force

NEW YORK — The United Nations Secretary-General is urging the international community to respond to a request from Haiti’s government and urgently consider sending an international specialized armed force to the Caribbean Island nation to address spiraling insecurity and a deepening humanitarian crisis. “Considering the extremely grave situation, international efforts to enhance support for the HNP [Haitian National Police] must aim […]

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At Least 17 Haitian Refugees Killed As Boat Capsizes Off Bahamas

The Bahamas is a transit route for Haitian immigrants fleeing poverty and violence and seeking to reach the United States mainland. Seventeen people have died after a boat carrying dozens of Haitian refugees capsized off the coast of the Bahamas, authorities said, as more Haitians attempt to reach the United States to flee gang violence and poverty at home. Rescue teams […]

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UN Security Council Demands Halt To Flow Of Guns To Haitian Gangs

Gang violence is skyrocketing across Haiti’s capital, with dozens of people killed in Port-au-Prince in past week. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has threatened to impose targeted sanctions against criminal gangs and human rights abusers in Haiti, as it unanimously passed a resolution on Friday that extended a UN mission to the Caribbean nation for another year. While China […]

BUSINESS

Haiti’s Economy In A Spot Of Bother

The Bank of the Republic of Haiti is lamenting the economic conditions in the country. It notes that business activities are at an all-time low due to the breakdown of security conditions and the continued lack of fuel. In its review of the first quarter of the 2021-22 fiscal year, the central bank said this situation affected the production of […]

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Flood Rains Killed At Least Three People In Haiti

According to press reports, two days of heavy rains and the resulting floods have killed at least three people in Haiti. The death toll was reported on Tuesday, hours after rescuers began evacuating people in high-risk zones, where thousands of homes have been flooded and some 2,500 families have been displaced. The north of the country has been the hardest […]

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Haiti Rocked By Two Earthquakes

Two people were killed in Haiti after earthquakes rocked sections of the country. According to press reports, authorities have said the quakes are aftershocks of the August 14 earthquake that killed more than 2,000 people. The authorities said one quake was a magnitude of 5.3 while the second had a magnitude of 5.1. Readers Bureau Edited by Jesus Chan Do […]