One dead and dozens injured in Haiti following heavy rains

June 15, 2017
Heavy rains and mudslides in the northern city of Archaie on Wednesday, has left at least one person dead and dozens injured, including five who are in critical conditions.

Archaie has been experiencing heavy rains lately and authorities are asking residents to stay on alert and to follow official instructions for evacuation, if necessary.

The five people who remain in critical conditions were transferred to the Albert Schweitze hospital in Deschapelles, department of Artibonite, according to officials.

At least five house were also destroyed.

Haiti is still recovering from the damages of hurricane Matthew last October;  573 people died and thousands were hurt, leaving the nation vulnerable to diseases and causing massive internal displacement.

President of Haiti held work meeting with Secretary General of CARICOM in Port-au-Prince

June 15, 2017
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The President of Haiti Jovenel Moïse, received the Secretary General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin Laroque, on Tuesday, June 13, at the National Palace, to discuss, among other things, the Haitian Community Presidency , From January 1, 2018, and from the presence of CARICOM in Haiti.

Discussions focused on the major challenges facing the region, Haiti's participation in CARICOM activities, the conclusions and recommendations of the meetings of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of...

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World Bank approved $20 million grant to Haiti

June 15, 2017
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On June 8, 2017, the World Bank's Board of Executive Directors approved a US $ 20 million grant for the rehabilitation of roads and bridges in southern Haiti and the strengthening of Civil protection in the event of a disaster. This is the first operation approved under the $ 100 million envelope mobilized by the International Development Association's (IDA) Crisis Response Mechanism  to support the post-devastating reconstruction process Of Hurricane Matthew, according to a statement from th...

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FAO deployed mobile veterinary clinic in Southern Haiti

June 15, 2017
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Since Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti last October, the number of people facing hunger and food insecurity in the worst affected areas has steadily declined thanks to the massive humanitarian response . But where the effects of the storm added to three years of drought and severe flooding, the latest survey warns that food insecurity remains high.

Therefore, the sustained response focuses on helping these families to rebuild their livelihoods.

As part of this effort, the United Nations Food and ...

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Haitian migrants in Mexico face deportation due to lack of passport

June 15, 2017
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In response to the US government 's refusal to grant asylum to Haitian migrants in the United States, thousands of them have decided to settle in the border cities of Tijuana and Baja California in Mexico.

"Since Donald Trump's presidency, Haitians have stopped crossing the border because they thought that if they crossed the border they would be deported to Haiti," said Wilner Metelus, chair of the Citizens' Committee for the Defense of the Naturalized and Afromexican (CCDNAM).
Given the ne...

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The United Nations has collected less than 1% of $400 million Haiti cholera funds

June 15, 2017

Following the recent decision of the Donald Trump administration to not contribute to a $400 million UN funds to compensate Haiti's cholera victims and finance Haiti's potable water infrastructures, the United Nations has announced that it would not be able to fulfill its promise to the Haitian people. Speaking to the General Assembly on Wednesday, June 14th, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed insisted that there must be a "new approach to fighting cholera in Haiti,"

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Haiti and Dominican Republic established framework for Agricultural cooperation

June 15, 2017
Haitian Minister of Agriculture Carmel Beliard, Wednesday in Santo Domingo, met with his Dominican counterpart Angel Estevez, to discuss a bilateral Agricultural cooperation between the two countries.

The meeting was initiated by the Haitian government with the hope of developing a framework of technical cooperation with the dominicans, for the industrial production of rice and vegetables.

Beliard and Estevez, together, for the occasion, toured different areas where rice, strawberies and vegeta...

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Bus and truck collusion in Haiti leaves 11 dead and 15 wounded

June 11, 2017

A terrible collusion early Sunday morning between a public transport bus and a truck transporting merchants in the town of Cavaillon in southern Haiti, has left at least 11 people dead and 15 injured, according to official data released by the Department of Civil Protection.

The injured were transferred to a local hospital, but no information on their condition has yet been made public.

Mueren once y 15 resultan heridos en choque entre camión y autobús, en Haití

Another traffic accident occurred on Saturday night, this time in the center of the country, in Saut D'eau, w...

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Chilean navy ship sets sail for Haiti to repatriate peacekeeping personel and materials

June 11, 2017

CHILE: "Sgt. Aldea" sets sail to close peace mission in Haiti
Earlier today, from  the city of Valparaíso, sailed the multipurpose vessel LSDH-91 "Sargento Aldea" of the chilean Navy, with the objective to bring back to Chile the last 53 troops that were part of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), as well as vehicles, equipment and other materials used in the peace mission that the country ends in the Caribbean nation.

After 13 years of presence in the Minustah, Chile culminates its total retirement from that country, after dif...

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President Moise received the credentials of three new Ambassadors acrcredited in Haiti

June 8, 2017
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President Moise received earlier today the credentials of three new Ambassadors accredited in Haiti.  Alberto Emilio Despradel Cabral of the Dominican Republic, Cheng-Hao Hu of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and Bader Almatrooshi of the United Arab Emirates.

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Alberto Despradel has previously served as Dominican Ambassador to Haiti  during the government of the ex- president Hipólito Mejía and is considered like a man of confidence of the current chancellor Miguel Vargas Maldonado.

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