Haiti ‘laden with challenges’ but also hope, UN Security Council told

NEW YORK, USA — Haiti is “laden with challenges, but also hope”, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday, against the backdrop of ongoing political unrest in the Caribbean country. Continue reading

Haiti : Ceant Looking for Investors at Toronto Global Forum

Prime Minister Jean Henry Ceant was the keynote speaker at the Toronto Global Forum where he insisted on the need to conduct an inter-Haitian dialogue to find solutions to the country’s problems, achieve stability and attract foreign investments, Radio Metropole reports. Continue reading

Haiti : Human Rights Group asks for Assistance for Victims

The Center for Analysis and Research in Human Rights called for humanitarian assistance for victims of the massacre in La Saline last month. The center is asking for victims to receive assistance in food, health care, clothing, safety and psychosocial support, among others, Alterpresse reports Continue reading

Health Organization Condemns Rape and Sexual Abuse of Women and Girls in Haiti

The Collective for the Rights to Sexual and Reproductive Health denounced the lack of adequate legal provisions in Haitian law to combat incestuous sexual crimes, sexual abuse, rape and pedophilia. The Collective urges legislators and the police to ensure that people’s rights are guaranteed, Radio Television Caraibes reports Continue reading

Haiti : Konsome Lokal (eat local) on its second Edition

Konsome Lokal will take place on December 15 and 16, 2018 at the Sugarcane Historical Park to showcase hundreds of products ranging from agribusiness to cosmetics to crafts, Le Nouvelliste reports Continue reading

UN Special Representative in Haiti Addresses Country’s Crisis

Special representative in Haiti, Helen La Lime, told the Security Council on Wednesday that Haiti is facing a political crisis and that is why the UN Mission is trying to implement its mandate. Although progress is slow, the Mission has a concrete and positive impact on strengthening the rule of law institutions, strengthening the capacity of the Haitian National Police and promoting human rights in Haiti, Le National reports Continue reading

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Haitian and American students connect through music at Astoria middle school

The students at I.S. 10 (Horace Greeley Intermediate School) in Astoria learn not just from their teachers but also from children from around the world.

The children’s choir Voices of Haiti performed a short concert at the Astoria school on Tuesday, Dec. 11. After the performance, members of the Haitian and Horace Greeley Middle School choir enjoyed lunch together, and asked each other questions about their homes and singing techniques. 
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Haitian families overwhelmed by anxiety, frustration as deportation dates shift

Much of what Endy Labaty, his wife and daughter have accumulated in the two years they’ve spent in Canada is now stuffed in suitcases all over their Montreal apartment.

The family has spent the two years since they claimed asylum in Canada building a life here. They got good jobs, found a small but comfortable apartment, put their two-year-old daughter in daycare. Continue reading

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