24 total cases of Covid-19 in Haiti to date 24 total cases of coronavirus have been identified in Haiti according…
Last March, the Haitian-American Alliance (HAA) helped assemble a coronavirus task force, with an 800 number to connect community members with resources in Creole. The nonprofit received regular feedback about community needs during the pandemic, and more recently has used this information to complete a formal needs assessment.
New York City, the heartbeat of the Haitian diaspora, became the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States one year ago— with neighborhoods like Flatbush and East Flatbush reporting over 51% of coronavirus tests coming back positive. By July 2020, when the virus peaked in South Florida, St. Fort’s Funeral Home based in North Miami Beach was seeing as many as 20 deaths per week due to COVID-19.
The Haitian Times reported on Feb. 3 that more than 1,400 Haitians were scheduled for removal, on 14 deportation flights. A CEPR database shows that 14 removal flights to Haiti occurred during the month of February, with the most recent one on Feb. 25. Haiti remains mired in a constitutional crisis concerning the end of President Jovenel Moise’s term, which opposition leaders say ended Feb. 7.
Numerous nonprofits provide university scholarships to Haitian students. But the Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP), founded in 1996, prides itself on its alumni giving program that allows graduates to support current students.
With central Brooklyn neighborhoods reporting some of the lowest vaccination rates in the city, the Medgar Evers site at 231 Crown St., near the corner of Nostrand Avenue, is one of the largest in New York State. Officials say the Medgar location can administer up to 3,000 vaccines per day. The state partnered with the National Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency to open the vaccination site.
Small businesses and nonprofits with less than 20 employees will have exclusive access to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for 14 days, the Biden administration has announced. The exclusive application period began Feb. 24 and contains measures that could help immigrant-run businesses access loans.
Voters in Queens District 31 will head to the polls today for a special election to replace former city Council Member Donovan Richards, who left the seat to become borough president last year.
Three Haitian-American candidates running to represent District 46 on New York’s city council are in the top five fundraisers in a 10-candidate race to replace term-limited Council Member Alan Maisel.
A $200,000 grant from Morehouse School of Medicine is helping a diaspora coalition deliver credible information on the COVID-19 pandemic to Haitian-Americans nationwide.
As more doses of the coronavirus vaccine become available nationwide, Haitian-American leaders have worked to combat vaccine misinformation and help vulnerable community members schedule appointments.