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Haiti More Vulnerable Than Ever
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Haiti More Vulnerable Than Ever

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Haiti may have been largely spared from this year’s worst hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and Maria — but it is still picking up the pieces from disastrous Matthew last year. That hurricane, which struck a year ago to the day, killed more than 500 people and caused two billion dollars in…

Hurricane Matthew: A Year Later
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Hurricane Matthew: A Year Later

Hurricane Matthew was a devastating blow, forcing more than 175,000 people from their homes and leaving 750,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance. In the months following the storm, nonprofit Mercy Corps, with the help of generous donors, provided urgent supplies like shelter kits and cash, which enabled people to purchase what they needed most while also infusing cash into local economies.

New Canadian Ambassador To Haiti Intends “To Work Tirelessly To Build Strong And Respectful Partnerships” With Haiti
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New Canadian Ambassador To Haiti Intends “To Work Tirelessly To Build Strong And Respectful Partnerships” With Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI (CMC) – Canada says it will continue to work with Haiti to clearly define its priorities and to meet its financial and institutional commitments. Newly appointed Canadian Ambassador to the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country, André Frenette, said Canada promotes inclusion, respect for diversity and human rights, gender equality, openness to…

Haitian Times Morning News Roundup – Oct. 2
Haitian Times Morning News Roundup

Haitian Times Morning News Roundup – Oct. 2

Violence erupts at budget opposition protest in Haiti Demonstrators in Haiti took to the streets of Port-au-Prince Saturday for an opposition-backed protest against the government budget, which many believe hurts the nation’s poorest. READ MORE Free concert to showcase Haitian musical traditions Musicians from the Yale University Bands will join with members of the Haitian…

Violence Erupts at Budget Opposition Protest in Haiti
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Violence Erupts at Budget Opposition Protest in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (AFP) – Demonstrators in Haiti took to the streets of Port-au-Prince Saturday for an opposition-backed protest against the government budget, which many believe hurts the nation’s poorest. The unpopular budget, released in July, will come into effect on October 1 — with opponents of President Jovenel Moses concerned poorer families will suffer tax increases….

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