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Haiti quake toll rises to 17

Port-au-prince - The death toll from the earthquake that struck northwest Haiti over the weekend has risen to 17, with nearly 350 others injured, the interior ministry said Tuesday.

Haiti quake upends lives already stressed by poverty

Port-de-paix - Quake-hit Port-de-Paix was back to its daily routines Monday but in poor neighborhoods like l'Hopital, on a steep hill that looks out to the sea beyond the Haitian city, people's troubles are just beginning.

In quake-hit Haiti, hospital labors to treat the wounded

Port-de-paix - In Port-de-Paix, the Haitian city hardest hit by a strong earthquake, medical personnel at the Immaculate Conception Hospital of Port-de-Paix are struggling to treat the wounded -- and helplessly looked on as some didn't make it.

Aftershock sows panic after Haitian quake kills at least 12

Port-au-prince - A strong aftershock sent panicked residents fleeing into the streets on Sunday -- hours after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake killed at least 12 people along Haiti's northwest coast.

Haitian mayor and actress speaks out on domestic violence

Port-au-prince - With photos of her bruised face and body circulating on social media, a Haitian mayor and prominent actress on Wednesday revealed herself to be a victim of domestic abuse in a bid to start a national conversation about sexual violence.

After marathon session, Haiti lawmakers back new govt

Port-au-prince - Lawmakers at Haiti's lower house voted in favor of the new government in the early hours of Sunday after a marathon session lasting more than 10 hours.

Jean Henry Ceant nominated as Haiti's next PM

Port-au-prince - Haitian President Jovenel Moise said Sunday he had picked Jean Henry Ceant, 61, to be his next prime minister.

Karen Waldrup to help children in Haiti with Mission of Hope

Country sensation Karen Waldrup, whose music has gone viral, is using her platform as a singer-songwriter to give back to a special cause, Mission of Hope: Haiti.

Haiti prime minister resigns after deadly unrest

Port-au-prince - Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday following deadly violence and looting sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices, triggering a fraught process to form a new government.

Haiti lawmakers to vote Saturday on PM's fate

Port-au-prince - Lawmakers in Haiti will vote Saturday on the fate of embattled Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, who has refused to resign in the wake of deadly looting and violence sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices."People of Haiti!

UN council condemns Haiti violence

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned recent violence in Haiti that left at least four dead and expressed support for the government's efforts to quickly restore order.

Fuel price riots in Haiti lay bare budget woes

Port-au-prince - Setting a budget is not the easiest exercise for wealthy countries in the best of circumstances. In impoverished Haiti, where proposed fuel price increases sparked deadly looting and arson attacks, it's nearly impossible.

Haiti between anarchy, normalcy after deadly fuel-price violence

Port-au-prince - Scenes of anarchy alternated with tentative signs of a return to normal life in Haiti's capital, with calls for a general strike Monday after two days of deadly looting and arson triggered by a quickly-aborted government attempt to raise fuel prices.

Renewed looting in Haiti ahead of general strike

Port-au-prince - Fresh looting broke out on the streets of Haiti's capital Sunday, despite calls for calm after two days of deadly protests over ultimately suspended fuel price hikes.

Haiti suspends fuel price hike after arson, looting, gunfire

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant on Saturday announced the suspension "until further notice" of a fuel price hike that triggered violent protests and left one dead in the Caribbean nation.

Haiti tense after unpopular fuel price hike

Port-au-prince - At least one person was killed amid protests in the capital of impoverished Haiti Friday, following the announcement of a fuel price rise to comply with an International Monetary Fund agreement.

Inequality drives migration crisis for Haiti, Dominican Republic

Dajab - Chaos reigns at the Ouanaminthe bridge that separates Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where haphazard checks by border agents and the sight of people avoiding the gate by crossing a river instead are symptomatic of a growing migration crisis.

Haiti permanently bans scandal-hit Oxfam charity

Port-au-prince - The Haitian government said Wednesday it has permanently banned international charity Oxfam Great Britain from operating in the country following a scandal over sexual misconduct by some of its workers there.

In conservative Haiti, couple fights for transgender tolerance

Port-au-prince - Three days before their marriage, Yaisah Val of Haiti revealed to her fiance that she was transgender and had completed reassignment surgery -- no small act for anyone, let alone in a country dominated by patriarchy and homophobia.

Oxfam UK chief to quit in wake of Haiti scandal: charity

London - The chief executive of scandal-hit British charity Oxfam announced his resignation Wednesday, saying that someone else should help "rebuild" the group following a prostitution scandal in Haiti.

Haiti PM shuffles cabinet after ultimatum

Port-au-prince - Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, a political novice just over a year into governing the impoverished Caribbean country, has made his first cabinet shuffle after pressure from legislators.

A month after journalist disappeared in Haiti, fear and no answers

Port-au-prince - A month after photographer Vladjimir Legagneur disappeared in a violence-plagued area of Port-au-Prince, other journalists are fearful and Haitian authorities have provided little in the way of information.

Health officials warn of diphtheria in Venezuela, Haiti

Washington - International health authorities are reporting outbreaks of diptheria in Venezuela and Haiti, and that cases of the potentially deadly illness have turned up in Colombia and Brazil as well.

Haiti police fear the worst in search for missing journalist

Port-au-prince - Haiti's national police said Monday it fears a "fatal outcome" in the case of a photojournalist, Vladjimir Legagneur, who has been missing for 12 days.

Haiti: Report calls for prosecution of rights abusers under Duvalier

Port-au-prince - Human rights organizations called Tuesday for the prosecution of human rights abusers during Haiti's brutal Duvalier dictatorship, saying time was running out to bring them to justice.

Oxfam faces fresh Haiti sexual misconduct allegations

London - Oxfam faced fresh allegations of sexual misconduct by staff in Haiti, with a report on Saturday claiming the charity kept a senior aid worker in the earthquake-hit country for over a year despite harassment claims.

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

Port-au-prince - Haiti on Thursday suspended the operations of British charity Oxfam pending the outcome of its investigation into allegations that its staff sexually exploited Haitians after a devastating 2010 earthquake.

Oxfam apologizes to Haiti government over sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Oxfam formally apologized to Haiti on Monday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its "shame" and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations.

Oxfam apologizes to Haiti government over sex scandal

Port-au-prince - Oxfam formally apologized to Haiti Monday over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its "shame" and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations.

Fire guts textile market in Haitian capital

Port-au-prince - A fire gutted a textiles market in Haiti's capital on Sunday, less than a week after a blaze partially destroyed a historic market, underscoring authorities' failure to ensure public safety.
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Today's Terra Satellite pass over Matthew as it churns toward Haiti and Jamaica.
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Shown are the remains of a cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, left unrecognizable by the violent earthquake that devastated the city on 12 January.
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This photo was taken on November 28, 2010. peacekeeper
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A street in Haiti devastated by the earthquake
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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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Hurricane damage in Les Cayes, Haiti. The town is almost totally destroyed.
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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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The possibility of a catastrophic loss of lives in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew is the big concern on everyone's minds right now.
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French rescuers pull a man from rubble in Haiti
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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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In Jamaica and in Haiti, so many people have ignored the warnings to seek shelter.
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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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Treating cholera patients in Haiti.
Treating cholera patients in Haiti.
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Red Cross continue to supply emergency disaster relief around the world
Red Cross continue to supply emergency disaster relief around the world
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Haiti election-This photo was taken on November 28, 2010.
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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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A combination of storm surge, swells and ferocious waves make Hurricane Matthew very dangerous.
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