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Haiti More Vulnerable Than Ever
Haiti, News

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
Haiti, News

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…

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….

10 New York Campuses to Help Establish Village in Haiti
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10 New York Campuses to Help Establish Village in Haiti

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ten campuses in New York‘s public university system are part of a project to establish a sustainable village and learning community in Haiti. The State University of New York said Monday the campuses will work with five not-for-profit organizations under an $800,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. SUNY says the goal…

Marriott Port-au-Prince Takes Home Top Honor at 2017 World Travel Awards
Haiti, News

Marriott Port-au-Prince Takes Home Top Honor at 2017 World Travel Awards

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The Marriott Port-au-Prince was among the big winners at the 2017 World Travel Awards, taking home the award for Haiti’s Leading Hotel for the first time. Established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence, the World Travel Awards are the highest accolades in the travel and tourism industry today. “To receive such a fantastic honor after just two years in…

Thousands of Animals Treated in Haiti after Hurricane Irma
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Thousands of Animals Treated in Haiti after Hurricane Irma

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – More than 4,300 animals have been treated in northeastern Haiti at mobile clinics set up by Heifer International and the Ministry of Agriculture in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Teams are preparing to care for more livestock as Hurricane Maria threatens the country. Natural disasters can be just as hard on livestock…

Trump Administration Ends DACA: What Does This Mean For Haitians?
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Trump Administration Ends DACA: What Does This Mean For Haitians?

“Our first reaction was that this decision is a clear inclination of what’s to come for TPS,” said Francesca Menes, policy director for the Florida Immigration Coalition (FLIC). “We never thought [Trump] would be this crazy based on how many kids would be impacted.”

If they’re willing to pull the right for 800,000 people to live and work in this country, then “we know what the fate of TPS will be,” Menes said.

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