Calls for Jovenel Moise resignation grows in Port-au-Prince
The opposition continues to place pressure on Haiti President Jovenel Moise to step down. Last Friday, thousands of people took to Port-au-Prince’s streets to march to the airport and to a United Nations office in Tabarre. Continue reading
17 Killed, 189 Wounded during last two weeks of September
Seventeen people were killed, including 15 from bullet wounds, from Sept. 16 – Sept. 30, according to figures from the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights. There were also 189 people wounded, 117 of them by gun shots, and 72 by knives. Continue reading
Haitian Americans To Pelosi: Stop U.S. Meddling. It’s Time For Haiti President To Go.
A meeting in Miami between U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and some of South Florida’s most prominent Haitian Americans ended Thursday with a message for the Democratic leader to take back to Washington: The U.S. needs to stop meddling in Haiti’s internal affairs — and Haiti President Jovenel Moïse needs to go. Continue reading
UN Says Haiti Unrest Harming Hospitals, Orphanages, Students
Unrest in Haiti has disrupted hospitals, orphanages and emergency services while keeping some 2 million children from school, the United Nations said Wednesday.
The warning from U.N. spokesman Stephane Djuarric came as there was a relative pause in disturbances that have wracked Haiti’s capital for weeks as protesters have tried to drive President Jovenel Moïse from power. People once again stood in line to buy gasoline and some banks and businesses cautiously reopened, despite a scattered of roadblocks formed by burning tires. Continue reading
International Partnerships Empower Haiti’s Healthcare Workers
Health workers have been committed to wiping out malaria in Haiti and have succeeded in halving the incidence of the disease since 2010. Like so many of the illnesses and diseases prevalent in Haiti, malaria is preventable and treatable. Unfortunately, Haitian hospitals are lacking in resources, money and staff, and often struggle to provide even very basic care. To fight against Malaria, Haitian health workers have been working with a U.S. organization, Malaria Zero, which has supported an innovative program to record, monitor and treat the spread of the disease. Collaborations like this provide an opportunity to share skills and training, which in turn empowers local doctors and nurses to improve access to adequate and appropriate health care throughout the country. Continue reading