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Canada accepts most US border jumpers' refugee claims

Ottawa - Canadian officials held crisis talks Thursday as new figures showed that most border jumpers who flooded into the country from the United States this year were granted asylum.

Trump blasted over decision to repatriate 59,000 Haitians

West Palm Beach - President Donald Trump faced a backlash Tuesday over his tough immigration policies after announcing that 59,000 Haitians who took refuge in the United States following the 2010 earthquake must return home.

US ends 'protected' status for Haitian immigrants

Washington - Some 59,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States will no longer receive protective status starting in 18 months, opening the door for their potential repatriation to their desperately poor home country.

Five dead in Haiti flooding

Port-au-prince - Floods caused by two days of torrential rains have left five people dead in Haiti and more than 10,000 homes inundated, authorities said Thursday.

Haiti police use tear gas to stop tax protest

Port-au-prince - Haitian police on Tuesday used tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of protesters marching on the capital Port-au-Prince, as anger mounts over tax hikes seen as unfairly targeting the poor.

40 people missing as migrant vessel sinks off Haiti

Port-au-prince - About 40 people remain missing after a migrant vessel sank off the northern coast of Haiti, authorities said Monday.

Haiti looks to Benin for guidance on voodoo crimes

Cotonou - Three senators from Haiti pause in reflection in front of a statue of their country's independence hero Toussaint Louverture in Allada, southern Benin, where he had his roots.

Long-running UN mission to Haiti ends

Port-au-prince - The long-running United Nations mission in Haiti officially ended on Thursday after 13 years, but its aim of restoring stability in the Caribbean nation has yet to be fully achieved.

A year after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti more vulnerable than ever

Port-au-prince - Haiti may have been largely spared from this year's worst hurricanes -- Harvey, Irma and Maria -- but it is still picking up the pieces from disastrous Matthew last year.

Marchers demand Haiti's president step down

Port-au-prince - Thousands took to the streets of Haiti's capital Wednesday to demand President Jovenel Moise step down following the publication of a national budget viewed as unfavorable to the country's poor.

Violence erupts in Haiti over national budget

Port-au-prince - Protesters brought parts of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince to a standstill Tuesday, setting vehicles alight and damaging local businesses in violent demonstrations against the government's budget plans.

Irma: One dead and another missing in Haiti

Port-au-prince - A man has died and another is missing in Haiti following flooding caused by Hurricane Irma, authorities said Monday.An elderly man who tried to cross a river in the town of Mirebalais, central Haiti, Saturday was swept away by floodwaters.

Floods, injuries as Hurricane Irma lashes Haiti

Cap-ha - Torrential rain pounded Haiti on Thursday as monster Hurricane Irma roared past the country's northern coast, triggering flooding and injuries, local officials said.

Haiti's failing school system: 'like in a country at war'

Port-au-prince - Schools with classes of 80 students, parents unable to afford even modest fees, thousands of unqualified teachers -- as students in Haiti return to school, the country's badly underfunded education system seems headed for a failing grade.

Canada struggles with refugee surge from US

Montr - Soldiers busily assemble tents with wooden floors, lighting and heating in Canada's Quebec province near the US border to temporarily house a surge in asylum seekers from the United States.

Haiti thanks Canada for accepting refugees from US

Montr - Haiti's foreign minister is set to meet Quebec's top immigration official on Wednesday to discuss the flow of refugees from his country arriving in Canada from the United States.

Canada scrambles to find lodging for Haitians fleeing the US

Montr - Officials in Canada scrambled Thursday to find enough cots and empty beds to accommodate hundreds of mostly Haitian asylum seekers from the United States, even putting Montreal's famed Olympic stadium to use as a makeshift dormitory and welcome center....

Montreal houses asylum seekers in stadium as cases surge

Montr - A recent surge in the number of asylum seekers arriving in Canada, most of them Haitians, forced authorities to scramble for emergency accommodations Wednesday, including housing people at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal."This is a major crisis...

Haiti's army reborn 20 years after it was demobilized

L - Lined up in two long columns in the courtyard of a military base, hundreds of young men and a few women await interviews to join Haiti's national army.

UN asks countries to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund

New York - The United Nations said it will ask countries to voluntarily hand over $40.5 million remaining from the budget of the soon-to-close mission in Haiti to help victims of cholera there.

Haiti revives army, raising fears of political crackdown

Port-au-prince - After two decades with no army, Haiti has announced plans to rebuild its military to handle disasters and smuggling, though some fear the force could return to misdeeds, and be a tool of oppression.

UN calls on Haiti government to step up

Port-au-prince - The UN Security Council on Saturday urged Haiti's government to take on a more active role in the country's development, as international peacekeepers prepare to pull out after a 13-year mission.

UN Security Council visits Haiti ahead of peacekeeper departure

Port-au-prince - The United Nations Security Council began a visit to Haiti on Thursday to assess the poorest country in the Americas three months before ending its 13-year peacekeeping mission there.

Ex-Haitian coup leader Guy Philippe gets nine years in US prison

Miami - A former Haitian coup leader and elected senator was sentenced to nine years in a US federal prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to conspiring to launder drug money.

From luxury hotels to slums, Haiti puts used soap to good use

Port-au-prince - A Haitian program to recycle used soap bars from luxury hotels has proven a win-win-win proposition, reducing waste, helping fight water-borne disease and giving employees like Magoiana Fremond the chance to send her kids to school and let them "eat ev...

UN seeks funds urgently for Haiti's cholera

New York - The United Nations on Wednesday launched another urgent appeal to member countries to finance its nearly empty relief fund for battling cholera in Haiti.It was expected to raise $400 million over two years but only about 2.

UN wants to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund

New York - The United Nations is proposing that $40.5 million from the unspent budget of the UN mission in Haiti be poured into a special fund to help its cholera victims, according to a report released Tuesday.

Seven dead, 19 missing in Haiti storms

Port-au-prince - Seven people have died and 19 fishermen are reported lost at sea after two days of heavy rain lashed Haiti, the interior ministry said Friday.

Haiti announces fuel price increases to help public finances

Port-au-prince - Haiti's government announced on Sunday fuel price increases of up to 20 percent in an effort to shore up the country's disastrous public finances.

Former Haiti coup leader admits drug-money laundering charge

Miami - A former Haitian coup leader who was elected to be a senator pleaded guilty in the US on Monday to conspiring to launder drug money, American officials said.
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The USS Bataan off the coast of Haiti, where it is deployed to render humanitarian assistance.
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Boxed meals that will be served to people who survived the earthquake in Haiti, Jan. 21, 2010, Mirebalais, Haiti.
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October 21,the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cross helping with packing and loading. Teams worked through the night to fill one truck with 1/2 litres sachets of treated water. On Wednesday 20 October, the Haitian Red Cross sent a truck loaded with medical supplies to the main hospital in Saint Marc. Already these supplies, including IV fluids, antibiotics and first aid kits, are being used to treat patients. On Friday 22 October, a convoy of t
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October 21 the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cr...
October 21,the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cross helping with packing and loading. Teams worked through the night to fill one truck with 1/2 litres sachets of treated water. On Wednesday 20 October, the Haitian Red Cross sent a truck loaded with medical supplies to the main hospital in Saint Marc. Already these supplies, including IV fluids, antibiotics and first aid kits, are being used to treat patients. On Friday 22 October, a convoy of t
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The Nissan trucks donated to Haiti will assist in moving food and supplies throughout the country.
The Nissan trucks donated to Haiti will assist in moving food and supplies throughout the country.
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Storm evacuees load onto a bus to head for emergency shelters
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Satellite image showing deforestation in Haiti. This image depicts the border between Haiti (left) and the Dominican Republic (right).
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More than 250 rapes in camps were reported in the 150 days following the earthquake.
More than 250 rapes in camps were reported in the 150 days following the earthquake.
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This photo was taken on November 28, 2010. peacekeeper
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Red Cross continue to supply emergency disaster relief around the world
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