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Haitian Times News Roundup – Oct. 10

Haiti

The dialogue is held without the President

Leaders of the main political groupings and members of business, academic, trade, and the human rights organization sector and of society are currently discussing amongst themselves alternatives to President Jovenel Moïse that they can present to the country.

“As I speak, we are in a meeting to present a single proposal for ending the crisis with political blocs and key sectors of civil society,” said Senator Évallière Beauplan, member of the grouping of political parties Alternative Consensual.

The parliamentarian is aware that people often highlight the division that shakes the political class to show the inability of politicians to propose something viable. This unifying initiative aims to change perception. Before the end of this week, the general public will have more details on this initiative, said Beauplan. Continue reading

Two days away from new major anti-government mobilization in Haiti in height of tense situation

The situation is relatively tense in Port-au-Prince and in several other cities as people are two days away from launching a new major protest movement on Oct. 11 to demand the departure of President Jovenel Moïse.

A truck located in the middle of the national road # 2, at the entrance of Cité L’éternel blocks access to the South of Haiti. Burning used tires were noticed on the road of Martin Luther King Avenue, commonly known as “Nazon,” forcing public transport drivers to turn back. Continue reading

Hospitals unable to function because of unrest

Hospitals are among the main victims of the month-long socio-political unrest in Haiti. Barricades which block major roads prevent the transport of inputs and other materials and the transport of medical personnel.

The director of the hospital Sainte Croix of Léogane, the father Jean Michelet Saint Louis, alerted on urgent needs in oxygen and fuel. Our reserves are almost exhausted, he said as he called the protesters to let the ambulance go from the hospital.

Oxygen is essential especially for the service of newborns in emergency situations. Sainte Croix is ​​a reference hospital for the region of Palmes and cares for accident victims and pregnant women. Continue reading

WFP deplores obstacles to humanitarian aid in Haiti

The security situation in Haiti over the last few weeks has hindered the efforts of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and other humanitarian organizations to reach those in need. Hervé Verhoosel, a spokesman for WFP in Geneva, said WFP’s school feeding program, which is considered the largest food safety net in Haiti, was particularly hit hard.

WFP aims to distribute school meals to 300,000 children every day in Haiti, but food supplies have had to be temporarily suspended due to insecurity. However, on Oct. 6, the WFP delivered food to 14 Haitian schools participating in its school feeding program to feed around 4,000 children for the first time in three weeks.

“There are more than 240,000 children that we normally touch every day with a hot meal that we can not help anymore,” said Hervé Verhoosel in an interview with UN Info. Continue reading

Tech

Wayaj: The Haitian-owned travel app that helps you stay eco-friendly

On Sept. 23, Wayaj, a Haitian-owned travel platform, presented its app during Climate Week amongst leaders of hotel and tourism industries at the New York Institute of Technology.

“Wayaj is an app that encourages people to travel sustainably,” said founder Nelly Gedeon. “Right now the app has 400 hotels throughout the world in over 94 countries.” Continue reading

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Oct. 10, 2019

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