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Haiti: dozens of inmates starve to death as malnutrition crisis engulfs prisons

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At least eight inmates have starved to death at an overcrowded prison in Haiti that ran out of food two months ago, adding to dozens of similar deaths this year as the country’s institutions crumble. Hunger and oppres...

Haiti: dozens of inmates starve to death as malnutrition crisis engulfs prisons

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At least eight inmates have starved to death at an overcrowded prison in Haiti that ran out of food two months ago, adding to dozens of similar deaths this year as the country’s institutions crumble. Hunger and oppres...

‘We are fighting the system’: Haiti lawyers taking rape to the courts

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Every morning, three lawyers navigate the gang-ridden, treacherous roads of Port-au-Prince to get to work. Of the women’s two priorities of the day this is the first: to get to and from the office safely. The second i...

Dominican Republic starts work on border wall with Haiti

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The Dominican Republic has begun work on a border wall with Haiti, sparking controversy between the neighbouring Caribbean countries. Construction began this week on a concrete barrier that will span nearly half of th...

‘Local is better’: battered Haiti looks to empower peasants to fight climate crisis

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Haiti, the western hemisphere’s poorest country, has often been a byword for deforestation and environmental calamity. It is often said that its border with the Dominican Republic can be seen from space, so marked is ...

Hostages held in Haiti escaped by slipping past armed guards in the night

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Kidnapped missionaries in Haiti found freedom last week by making a daring overnight escape, eluding their kidnappers and walking for miles over difficult, moonlit terrain with an infant and other children in tow, acc...

Aid to Haiti sent by sea to bypass rising gang violence, UN food agency says

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The World Food Programme (WFP) is now using seafaring barges to ship supplies to earthquake victims in southern Haiti, after escalating gang violence made overland journeys unsafe for aid convoys. Since the 7.2 magnit...

Haiti deportations justified because of Covid, Biden homeland secretary says

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The US homeland security secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, on Sunday defended the Biden administration’s decision to send thousands of Haitians to a home country they fled because of natural disasters and political turmo...

Haiti prosecutor calls for prime minister to be charged over president’s killing

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The investigation into the assassination of the Haitian president Jovenel Moïse has taken a sensational turn after the country’s chief prosecutor asked a judge to charge Haiti’s prime minister in connection with the c...

Haiti earthquake 10 days on: survivors still ‘hungry and thirsty’ – video report

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The death toll is still rising 10 days after a catastrophic earthquake struck southern Haiti on the morning of 14 August. More than 2,200 deaths have been recorded so far, while at least 30,000 families have had to ab...

Haiti needs help, but ‘not from aid workers who never leave their SUVs’

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The death toll is still rising 10 days after a catastrophic earthquake struck southern Haiti on the morning of 14 August, levelling much of Les Cayes and the surrounding region. More than 2,200 deaths have been record...

‘We have no place to go’: Haiti earthquake shelters exposed to tropical storm – video report

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People already displaced by Saturday's earthquake in Haiti evacuated temporary shelters on Monday night due to a tropical storm. Tropical Storm Grace was projected to hit some of the areas worst affected by the earthq...

Haiti braces for storm Grace as PM warns earthquake death toll could rise

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Medical teams and aid workers were racing to save lives and provide food and shelter on Monday as Haiti’s prime minister warned the official death toll from Saturday’s earthquake could rise further and a tropical depr...

Haiti: drone footage shows devastation after deadly earthquake

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Aerial footage shows the extent of destruction in Haiti following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake. The quake struck the south-western part of the country on Saturday, almost razing some towns and triggering landslides that...

At least 724 dead in Haiti earthquake as death toll climbs

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The death toll from a powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Haiti has climbed sharply, with at least 724 dead and a minimum of 2,800 injured. The updated figures from Haiti’s office of civil protection follow a previou...

Many feared dead as Haiti struck by 7.2-magnitude earthquake

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Haiti’s prime minister has said “numerous” lives have been lost after the Caribbean country was struck by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that reduced buildings and churches to rubble and rekindled painful memories of the ...

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