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US reports gunfire near Haiti embassy

Port-au-prince - The US embassy in Haiti reported gunfire on Monday near its diplomatic compound but said the incident was quickly over.

UN votes to shut down Haiti police mission

New York - The UN Security Council on Friday decided to shut down a police mission in Haiti and replace it with a smaller UN political presence even as it admitted that the poor Caribbean nation faces major problems.

Lapin confirmed as Haiti's new prime minister

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise on Tuesday confirmed Jean-Michel Lapin as the country's new prime minister, just weeks after the Chamber of Deputies censured his predecessor's six-month-old government.

Haiti president names acting prime minister

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise on Thursday named a new acting prime minister, Jean-Michel Lapin, after lawmakers voted to censure his predecessor's six month old government.

Haiti's lower house censures PM

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Chamber of Deputies voted Monday to censure Jean-Henry Ceant's government, with a new prime minister set to be named soon.Of the 103 lawmakers participating, 93 voted to dismiss the prime minister and his government.

UN chief says Haiti police mission should close as planned

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is recommending that a UN police force deployed in Haiti end its mission in October as planned, despite weeks of violent protests, according to a report seen by AFP on Wednesday.

UN council calls for peaceful protests in Haiti

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday appealed to Haitians to hold peaceful protests after meeting behind closed doors to discuss the violence that has killed at least seven people.

Violent street protests in Haiti hit tourism industry

Port-au-prince - With flaming barricades and widespread looting, 10 days of street violence in Haiti have all but buried a tourism industry that managed to resurrect itself after a devastating earthquake in 2010.

Group of 25 Canadian students flees Haiti unrest

Ottawa - A group of 25 school students from Quebec and three chaperones were able to leave Haiti on Sunday, where they had been stuck due to violent anti-government protests.

Haiti officials to lose perks in PM's response to violent unrest

Port-au-prince - Government officials in Haiti, one of the world's poorest countries, will lose their perks under emergency economic and anti-corruption measures announced Saturday by Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant after days of deadly protests.

Canada warns against all travel to Haiti

Ottawa - Canada has raised its travel alert for Haiti, warning its citizens against all travel to the Caribbean nation after violent anti-government protests trapped Canadian tourists at a beachside resort.

Nearly 80 detainees escape Haiti prison: police

Port-au-prince - At least six people have died in nearly weeklong protests demanding that President Jovenel Moise resign in Haiti, which saw fresh tensions and a major prison break Tuesday.

Haiti protests demanding Moise exit enter fourth day

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of protesters turned out in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince Sunday for a fourth day of demonstrations demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise.

Tiny Turks and Caicos overwhelmed by Haitian influx

Turks And Caicos Islands - Handmade wooden boats and the artisans who craft them line a lengthy stretch of Haiti's north coast. Under a sun rising over water as smooth as glass, it makes for an idyllic vignette.

28 Haitians dead after ship sinks off Bahamas: officials

Miami - At least 28 Haitians have drowned off the coast of Abaco in the Bahamas, officials said Sunday, the latest tragedy at sea for migrants seeking to leave the Caribbean's poorest economy.

Off the beaten path, Haiti's jazz festival comes of age

Port-au-prince - At a time when most of the world's jazz capitals are buried under snow or suffering through sub-zero temperatures, Haiti is offering fans a week of outdoor concerts showcasing the best talents in the business in a balmy Caribbean clime.

No theaters, no money: Haiti labors to keep cinema alive

Jacmel - In the Haitian port city of Jacmel, watching a film is something of a labor of love.

The vicious circle of poverty in Haiti

Port-au-prince - On the hills of Port-au-Prince, a chaotic jumble of structures stretches ever farther into the distance: Haiti's capital is suffering under the weight of high inflation, endemic corruption and a perilous drop in the value of its currency.

US authorizes non-essential diplomats, family to leave Haiti

Washington - The United States on Thursday authorized non-essential diplomatic personnel and their families to leave Haiti amid tensions in the wake of violent anti-government protests.

Haiti prime minister promises jobs in answer to unrest

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant on Saturday promised a crash program to create jobs in poor neighborhoods after a tense week marred by violence and protests against the government.

International community urges dialogue in tense Haiti

Port-au-prince - The international community called Thursday on Haiti's political leaders to open a dialogue in the wake of deadly protests against President Jovenel Moise.

Haiti gripped by tension as president stays out of sight

Port-au-prince - A general strike shut down most of Haiti Wednesday as tension and uncertainty gripped the Caribbean country following deadly protests over the weekend and the president's unexplained absence from public.

Police say three dead in Haiti demos but opposition disputes toll

Port-au-prince - Three people were killed by gunfire in Haiti during weekend mass protests in several cities calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, police said Monday, but the opposition put the death toll at 11.

Haiti president removes top officials linked to corruption scandal

Port-au-prince - Haiti's President Jovenel Moise removed two top government officials Monday as part of a purge of people linked to a corruption scandal that has ignited mass protests.

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.
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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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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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Boxed meals that will be served to people who survived the earthquake in Haiti, Jan. 21, 2010, Mirebalais, Haiti.
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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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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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Haiti is being hit especially hard by Category 4 Hurricane Matthew today.
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A photograph of one tent city housing an estimated 50,000 Haitians. Located in Port-au-Prince, this photograph clearly illustrates the lack of adequate shelter.
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Flooded streets of Port-au-Prince
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sûrtab 7, is a 7 inch Android tablet “Made in Haiti” currently available in Wifi and 3G versions
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