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In Haiti, disbelief and rumors lead to virus deaths

Cit - On paper, Haiti so far has everything it needs to battle the coronavirus crisis -- unoccupied hospital beds, medical staff and supplies.

Fire guts UNESCO-listed church in Haiti

Port-au-prince - A fire ripped through one of Haiti's oldest churches overnight, officials said Monday, causing the dome of the UNESCO-listed world heritage site to collapse.

Haiti reports its first coronavirus death

Port-au-prince - Haiti on Sunday reported its first novel coronavirus death, a 55-year-old man who had underlying health conditions.The health ministry said the man suffered from diabetes and hypertension.

In Haiti, virus crisis leaves cancer patients in limbo

Port-au-prince - In early March, 31-year-old Melchior visited a doctor in his home country of Haiti, complaining of headaches. He underwent an MRI, and got his diagnosis several days later: a tumor in the pituitary gland, at the base of his brain.

Haiti mulls aid to workers hit by coronavirus restrictions

Port-au-prince - Haitian authorities say they are considering providing economic support to people affected by coronavirus restrictions that have shut down schools and factories in the impoverished Caribbean country where three new COVID-19 cases have been reported.

Haiti reports first two coronavirus cases

Port-au-prince - President Jovenel Moise announced Haiti's first two cases of novel coronavirus on Thursday as his government adopted extraordinary measures to contain its spread.

US warns against all travel to Haiti

Washington - The United States on Thursday warned its citizens to avoid all travel to Haiti due to a surge in crime, including a risk of kidnapping.

Carnival cancelled, Haiti capital on lockdown after police attack army HQ

Port-au-prince - Haiti's capital was on lockdown Monday after police attacked the army headquarters to demand better working conditions, sparking a gun battle that left two servicemen dead and a dozen wounded.

Fifteen children killed in Haiti orphanage fire

Kenscoff - Fifteen children were killed when a fire swept through an unlicensed orphanage outside Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, a judge told AFP on Friday, highlighting the severe shortcomings of the island nation's child welfare institutions.

Haiti pushes foster homes to counter problems in orphanages

Port-au-prince - Rose Boncoeur brought two emaciated little girls to live in her modest home in Haiti as part of a reform drive aimed at keeping children out of orphanages."People often asked me if I am crazy," said Boncoeur, whose name means "good heart.

Haiti commemorates deadly 2010 quake in anger and bitterness

Port-au-prince - Haitians on Sunday paid somber tribute to the thousands who died in the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, as grief mixed with bitterness over failed reconstruction efforts and continuing political instability.

With schools shuttered, Haiti children also endure crisis

Port-au-prince - In the middle of the deadly political unrest that has rocked Haiti for more than two months, another crisis is unfolding -- most schools are closed, leaving Haitian children with nothing to do and their parents flailing to cope.

More than one in three in Haiti need urgent food aid: UN

Geneva - More than a third of Haitians are facing "severe food insecurity", sparked by price hikes, dwindling agricultural production and widespread social unrest, the UN's World Food Programme warned Friday.

At least 42 killed in Haiti protest violence: UN

Port-au-prince - At least 42 people have been killed and dozens injured during anti-government protests in Haiti since mid-September, the UN's human rights body said Friday, adding it was "deeply concerned" by the crisis.

Two dead as hundreds of police, supporters march in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Two people were killed as several hundred police and their supporters demonstrated in Haiti's capital for better law enforcement salaries on Sunday, police said, while anti-government marchers also took to the streets.

Embattled Haitian president vague about making life better for his people

Port-au-prince - Haitians fed up with poverty call him corrupt and incompetent and want him to resign, but President Jovenel Moise is evasive about yielding and offers only vague ideas for making things better.

Catholics in Haiti demand president step down

Port-au-prince - Thousands of Catholics demanding the resignation of Haiti's president marched through the capital Tuesday, becoming the latest group to join an outcry against him.

Haiti's dicey prison conditions made worse by crisis

Port-au-prince - With protests rocking the streets, some prison authorities in Haiti have confined inmates to cells that lack showers or toilets, in a country where most detainees are stuck awaiting trial for months or even years.

Thousands protest against Haiti's president

Port-au-prince - Thousands of people demonstrated on Sunday in Port-au-Prince, demanding that Haiti's President Jovenel Moise step down."Jovenel is incapable and incompetent, he must pack his bags because Haiti must live," said one of the protesters, Jean Ronald.

UN ends Haiti peacekeeping operations, urges end to crisis

New York - The UN Security Council ended 15 years of peacekeeping operations in Haiti on Tuesday, voicing regret that the country is still saddled with huge economic, political and social woes.

Haitian opposition rejects president's appeal for dialogue

Port-au-prince - The Haitian opposition on Wednesday rejected President Jovenel Moise's appeal for dialogue, as the country's main cities remain paralyzed after more than a month of often violent protests.

UN calls for calm in Haiti as new protest looms

New York - The United Nations called Thursday for calm in crisis-wracked Haiti, eight days before the end of its police mission in the country.

Haiti gripped by violent protests, rage against president

Port-au-prince - Angry protests rumbled through Haiti and its capital of Port-au-Prince Friday as thousands of people took to the streets against President Jovenel Moise, drawing tear gas from police as demonstrators looted and threw stones.

Haitians in hurricane-devastated Bahamas face uncertain future

Nassau - Even before Hurricane Dorian destroyed their shantytown on Abaco Island, life was not easy for the Haitian immigrant community in the Bahamas.Now the loss of everything they own is compounded by fear about the future.

Haiti's president names new prime minister

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise on Monday named Fritz-William Michel prime minister, following the resignation of his predecessor who failed to win parliamentary approval for his government.

Raped, widowed, homeless: Haiti's slum women abandoned to gangs

Port-au-prince - As the first bursts of gunfire rang out, the women from La Saline slum grabbed their kids and fled for cover.

At least five dead following Haiti downpour

Port-au-prince - At least five people were killed and three are missing in Haiti after a torrential downpour buffeted the capital of Port-au-Prince, the country's civil protection agency said Wednesday.

Taiwan leader plans US stopover on diplomatic tour

Taipei - Taiwan's leader will stop over in the United States during a visit to four Caribbean diplomatic allies in a move that could anger Beijing.

Haitian investigators say president in 'embezzlement scheme'

Port-au-prince - A panel of judges on Friday accused Haitian President Jovenel Moise of being at the center of an "embezzlement scheme" that siphoned off Venezuelan aid money meant for fixing roads.

Haitian opposition senators ransack meeting room

Port-au-prince - Four opposition senators trashed their meeting room in Port-au-Prince early Thursday to prevent, for a third time, the ratification of Prime Minister Jean-Michel Lapin's agenda, further crippling the fledgling government.
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Waves crashing against a seawall behind the Annotto Bay Health Centre in St Mary, Jamaica.
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A street in Haiti devastated by the earthquake
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Satellite image showing deforestation in Haiti, Haiti-Centre. This image depicts the border between Haiti (left) and the Dominican Republic (right).
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Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
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Nissan partnered with the Clinton Foundation to bring 30 Nissan workhorse trucks to Haiti to assist in moving relief supplies to isolated areas of the earthquake ravaged island.
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Sûrtab's sterile manufacturing room where the “Made in Haiti,” sûrtab Tablet PC is assembled
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Marushka and Pediatric Orthopaedic Physician Assistant, Kim O'Brien, awaiting foot surgery at Le Hopital Sacre Coeur in Milot, Haiti following the earthquake in Port-au-Prince.
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Devastation in Haiti by Hurricane Sandy
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A young cholera victim in Haiti receives treatment.
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A coffin constructed for a Haitian teenager in the village of Dauphin, which had been isolated because of very bad road conditions. The teenager had died after contracting cholera.
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Red Cross continue to supply emergency disaster relief around the world
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The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake, with an epicentre near the town of Léogâne, approximately 25 km west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.
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