Haiti Leader Promises IDs for Migrants in Dominican Republic

Haiti’s president-elect is pledging to provide national ID cards to migrants in the neighboring Dominican Republic so they can apply for a legal residency program.

Jovenel Moise told reporters Wednesday at the Dominican national palace that his administration will expedite delivery of the documents. A previous delay by the Haitian state prevented thousands from seeking authorization to reside in the Dominican Republic.

UN adviser wants new consortium to bolster Haiti’s long-term recovery

A senior United Nations adviser has called for a new “consortium” of donors to bolster Haiti’s long-term recovery.

Dr David Nabarro, the UN Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, said that this consortium must be committed to improving Haiti’s water supply and sanitation services, and to help finally eradicate cholera from the French-speaking Caribbean country in support of the newly-elected President Jovenel Moïse.

Staff strikes again shutter Haiti’s public hospitals

Public hospitals that cater to Haiti’s poor are shuttered or barely functioning due to walkouts by nurses, janitors, porters and other personnel months after the troubled country endured a lengthy and punishing strike by resident doctors.

Alisma Roseta Georges, leader of Haiti’s health workers union at the General Hospital compound in Port-au-Prince’s crowded downtown, said Thursday that the syndicate’s 4,690 nurses and non-medical personnel can no longer get by on “starvation wages.” Waves of staff walkouts have spread to numerous other government-run hospitals in recent days.

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