Haiti

More Than Half of Reported Haiti Victims of Sexual Assault Under 18, Report Says
Haiti, Health & Science

More Than Half of Reported Haiti Victims of Sexual Assault Under 18, Report Says

The data underlines the widespread effect of sexual gender-based violence said Dr. Carl Frédéric Casimir, MSF deputy medical coordinator in Haiti. More than half of the clinic’s patients are under 18 years old, according to the report. Many of these minors are survivors of rape. These kinds of attacks can cause unintended pregnancies, the spread of sexually-transmitted infections and negative mental health outcomes.

Sunrise Airways Management Welcomes New Airbus A320 To Haiti
Haiti, News

Sunrise Airways Management Welcomes New Airbus A320 To Haiti

Sunrise Airways staff and management, led by airline CEO Philippe Bayard (pictured center-left, blue shirt), recently welcomed the carrier’s new flagship aircraft, a 150-seat Airbus A320, to Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The new aircraft, the first to sport the carrier’s new livery, features two classes of service, offering 12 seats in…

Haiti-Based Sunrise Airways Spreads Its Wings To Orlando
Haiti, News

Haiti-Based Sunrise Airways Spreads Its Wings To Orlando

On April 11, Haiti-based Sunrise Airways announced its intent to launch new nonstop service between Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Orlando, Florida beginning in October 2017. The new 3x’s weekly service marks the carrier’s first-ever flights to/from the U.S. and the first-ever nonstop service connecting Orlando and Haiti. “For us, as an airline, and more importantly for…

Celebrities and Environmentalists Make an Impact in Haiti
Haiti

Celebrities and Environmentalists Make an Impact in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI- Environmental advocate and lawyer, Heather Leibowitz, joined the Jack Brewer Foundation (“JBF”) and a delegation of nearly 100 Global Ambassadors who traveled to Haiti this week with the aim to better the lives of Haiti’s citizens and educate others. Partnering with various philanthropic organizations and public figures, the foundation prioritized various humanitarian issues,…

Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy Visits Haiti
Haiti

Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy Visits Haiti

On April 6, the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States embassy in Haiti, Brian Shukan, visited the south of Haiti to assess how United States Agency for International Development Government Agency (USAID) could support Hurricane Mathew response and recovery missions in Haiti. The United States was the largest emergency relief donor following the passage of Hurricane Matthew six…

Bus Runs Over At Least 34 People In Northern Haiti
Haiti, News

Bus Runs Over At Least 34 People In Northern Haiti

At least 34 people have been killed and 17 injured when a bus ploughed into a crowd outside the northern Haitian city of Gonaives. Marie-Alta Jean Baptiste, head of Haiti’s civil protection office, told AFP news agency on Sunday that first the bus ran over two pedestrians, killing one and injuring the other. Then the…

Former Haitian President Rene Preval Dies At 74
Haiti, News

Former Haitian President Rene Preval Dies At 74

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Former Haitian president Rene Preval has died, the government of the Caribbean nation said on Friday. Preval, 74, was the first democratically elected modern-day leader of Haiti to serve his full term. In 2012, during his second term as president, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake. Current President Jovenel Moise said…

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