Haiti’s hunger crisis bites deeper after devastating earthquake

In a tent encampment in the mountains of southern Haiti, where hundreds of villagers sought shelter after a powerful earthquake flattened their homes this month, a single charred cob of corn was the only food in sight. “I’m hungry and my baby is hungry,” said Sofonie Samedy, gesturing to her pregnant stomach. Samedy had eaten … Read more

Haiti raises earthquake death toll, passes 2,200

Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency said Sunday that the toll from this month’s magnitude 7.2 earthquake has grown to 2,207, with 344 people still missing. The previous figure had been 2,189 on Wednesday. The agency said via Twitter that 12,268 people were injured and nearly 53,000 houses were destroyed by the Aug.- 14 quake. The new … Read more

Donors send quake aid to Haiti, but for how long?

The urgent pleas for donations to help Haiti cope with last Saturday’s magnitude 7.2 quake began almost immediately. Charities reported an initial outpouring of generosity for a poor country that has long depended on philanthropic aid. But the longer-term outlook for securing the billions of dollars needed — not only to rebuild but also for … Read more

He guarded Haiti’s slain president. And he’s a suspect in a drug inquiry

The commander in charge of guarding the Haitian president’s home quickly became a suspect in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse last month when his security team inexplicably melted away, enabling hit men to enter the residence with little resistance and kill the president in his own bedroom. But current and former officials say that … Read more

Haiti quake toll leaps to nearly 2,000 dead as rain pelts survivors

The death and injury tolls leapt by many hundreds Tuesday from the weekend earthquake in Haiti’s southern peninsula, as survivors soaked from Tropical Storm Grace struggled to keep safe in makeshift shelters. Haiti’s National Emergency Operations Center said that as of Tuesday evening the number of dead totaled at least 1,941, with 9,900 injured, compared … Read more

A mountain village looks for survivors, waits for help after Haiti’s earthquake

The nephew of Ilda Pierre had just discovered her body among the pews of St. Agnes church when an aftershock ripped through the mountainous town, rattling the collapsed corrugated tin roofs strewn across the dirt. Honore Faiyther closed his eyes and waited for the trembling to pass as he sat on what had once been … Read more

Major earthquake strikes Haiti, felt across Caribbean

A major earthquake struck western Haiti on Saturday and was felt across the Caribbean where people fled their homes for fear that buildings might collapse. The magnitude 7 earthquake quake struck 8 km (5 miles) from the town of Petit Trou de Nippes, about 150 km west of the capital Port-au-Prince, at a depth of … Read more

Haiti’s presidential election postponed until November

Haitian authorities have postponed elections to choose the successor to assassinated President Jovenel Moise until Nov. 7, a spokesman for the electoral council confirmed Thursday. Richard Dumel said the nine-member council agreed on Wednesday to the new date for the elections, which were originally to be held Sept. 26. He did not say why the … Read more

Haiti, one month without assassinated president Jovenel Moise

Here is a look at events in Haiti in the month since the killing of President Jovenel Moise. Wednesday, July 7 – Haitian President Jovenel Moise, a53-year-old former businessman who took office in 2017, was shot dead and his wife, Martine Moise, was seriously wounded when heavily armed assassins stormed the couple’s home at around … Read more

Haiti requests UN commission to probe president’s killing

Haiti’s government has requested help from the United Nations to conduct an international investigation into the killing last month of President Jovenel Moise, the country’s embassy in the Dominican Republic said on Thursday. Haiti requested the aid in a letter dated Aug 3 addressed to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the embassy in the neighbouring country … Read more