Haiti is struggling to send children back to class amid the devastation of the earthquake last month that killed more than 2,200 people and destroyed tens of thousands of buildings, including many schools. It is a logistical and humanitarian challenge in the disaster-prone country – the poorest in the Americas[…]
image captionThe drive up to Marceline is marked by huge fissures in the road The prettily named village of Marceline is 30 minutes’ drive north of Les Cayes. Before the earthquake hit it had two churches – Catholic and Baptist – a medical centre, a school and a voodoo community[…]
At least 1,419 people are known to have died in the 7.2-magnitude quake. More than 6,900 were injured, and an unknown number are still missing. Tropical Depression Grace is expected to dump up to 25cm (10 inches) of rainfall over the worst affected area. It is feared the deluge could[…]
Haiti commemorates the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands of Haitians and 102 United Nations staff. The United Nations (UN) has embarked on a week of commemorative activities starting from last Friday. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says their aim is to honour the memory of those[…]
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited victims of devastating Hurricane Matthew, saying the destruction wrought by the storm was “heartbreaking”. During the trip on Saturday, he renewed a pledge to help the nation cope with a deadly scourge of cholera that was introduced by UN peacekeepers after an earthquake in 2010.[…]
Trucks filled with aid are trundling through remote, hurricane-ravaged towns in Haiti – but the frustration of survivors like Dmitry Pierre is boiling over into deep anger and even violence as they watch them pass by without stopping. Desperate people who have lost their houses and are living in rubble[…]
Haiti faces a crisis that requires a “massive response” from the international community, the United Nations has said, with at least 1.4 million people needing emergency aid after Hurricane Matthew. The storm killed almost 1,000 people in the impoverished Caribbean nation, with that toll likely to rise as rescue workers[…]
Hurricane-ravaged Haiti is struggling to cope with a rise in cholera cases with officials warning that contaminated water and a lack of hygiene are posing a risk to thousands of people in the impoverished country. Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, ploughed through Haiti on Tuesday,[…]
The full scale of the devastation in rural parts of storm-hit Haiti became clear as the death toll soared to nearly 900 three days after Hurricane Matthew levelled huge swaths of the country’s south. As Matthew threatened the US coast on Saturday, US President Barack Obama urged Americans to mobilise[…]
The number of people killed in Haiti by Hurricane Matthew has risen sharply into the hundreds, as coastal villages and towns began making contact with the outside world two days after being hit by the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade. Bodies started to appear late on Thursday as[…]
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