“‘Haiti is a minefield,’ said Harold Isaac, a journalist based in Port-au-Prince who works for the Associated Press. ‘The minute you start reporting news, there are so many threats, because it casts light on people that don’t necessarily enjoy that.’”
Haiti News and Views
ON HAITI, ON DEVELOPMENT | Can Haiti rebuild a food system broken by disaster, historical injustice, and neglect?
Years of political unrest, under-investment in agriculture, and repeated earthquakes and storms have left 4.3 million people facing acute hunger.
“Build back better” became a guiding mantra after the earthquake struck in 2010, but Haiti has struggled to follow it and prepare for future disasters.
Two Haitian journalists killed by gang members on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince on Thursday.
ON MIGRATION, ON HAITI | Texas: thousands of migrants, mostly Haitian, gather under border bridge in squalid makeshift camp
Thousands of mostly Haitian asylum seekers have gathered under the bridge that connects Del Rio in Texas and Mexico’s Ciudad Acuña, creating a makeshift camp with few basic services in intense heat. More than 50 Democratic lawmakers urged the Biden administration to halt deportations to Haiti.
Even before the quake, millions of Haitians needed urgent food aid, while the south was still rebuilding from a devastating 2016 hurricane.
From the Haitian Artists Institute: Here we share a list of a few trusted, local, Haitian-led organizations working in the affected regions should you want to help the relief efforts. These groups have our full confidence.
A wave of kidnappings is sweeping Haiti. But even in a country growing inured to horrific abductions, the case of five-year-old Olslina Janneus...
Haitians have endured decades of psychological trauma with little to no mental healthcare. Now, the pandemic is pushing many to the brink. Source:...
Frontline caregivers have few ways to share their on-the-ground information about the pandemic with policymakers or the public. Source: Q&A:...
ON HAITI, ON DEVELOPMENT | How Haiti curbed cholera-vital lessons in dealing with a public health crisis
Haiti’s remarkable recovery from a cholera outbreak that pushed it to the brink offers vital lessons in dealing with a public health crisis Source:...