President Moïse will not commemorate independence day in Gonaïves

President Jovenel Moïse is marking the 216th anniversary of Haiti’s independence at the National Palace and at the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien (MUPANAH). Typically, the president would celebrate the holiday in Gonaïves, however opted against it this year. Continue reading

10 Years Later: From A Natural Disaster To A Man-Made One

Jan. 12, 2010 was a cold Tuesday. I was at home shivering when I heard the news the earthquake had hit Haiti. I knew this would be a big story. I put together a team and headed toward the country.

Ten years later, I sought to retrace my steps as again, Haiti was experiencing another earthquake, this time man-made and self-inflicted. I flew to Santo Domingo as I did in 2010 and planned to take a bus to the capital city. But it didn’t work out as expected. There were no buses because the border had been closed for months after buses were regularly attacked and looted as they tried to make their way across the border. Widespread protests had essentially paralyzed the country. Port-au-Prince was cut off from the rest of the country with all roads too dangerous and impassable. Continue reading

More than 4 million Haitians will need emergency humanitarian aid

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, if no immediate action is taken, between March and June 2020, 4 million Haitians will face food insecurity. About 1.2 million citizens will only be able to eat a meal every two days, while another 2.8 million will be able to eat a meal per day. Continue reading

Pierre Espérance invites the government commissioner to take swift action in case of Arby Larco

Pierre Espérance, executive director of the National Human Rights Defense, believes that the arrest of Arby Frantz Larco for illegal possession of weapons of war is the result of a major search never carried out before by the Haitian National Police. Espérance is concerned because he believes that the government is doing everything to liberate Arby Frantz Larco, the man he states is close to PHTK political party. Continue reading

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