Haiti iron market devastated in fire

Haiti’s famed iron market was engulfed in fire Monday night. Witnesses report considerable damage has been done however there has not been an official assessment of the damage, nor any reports on casualties. READ MORE

11 Arrested, 130 wounded on first day of carnival

Eleven people were arrested and 130 people were injured on the first day of carnival, the Haitian National Police reported. According to a spokesman, the majority of those injured suffered from minor injuries. READ MORE

President of Haiti condemns Oxfam scandal as a ‘serious violation of human dignity’

President Jovenel Moise last night described the aid workers who are alleged to have exchanged “aid for sex” as “sexual predators”, amid reports that the country is preparing to launch a criminal investigation. READ MORE

Oxfam must show “moral leadership” after Haiti scandal – UK Minister

British charity Oxfam needs to rebuild the public’s trust after apologising for the “appalling” behaviour of its staff in Haiti in 2011, foreign aid minister Penny Mordaunt said on Monday. READ MORE

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