Haiti

  • 13 Mar 2012

    It’s taken me a few days to get my head even part of the way around Haiti: it’s a strange and wonderful place that has so many signs and so few destinations. What I mean by that is that you see here the beginnings of things and the leftovers of things, but they often don’t seem to lead far. As though the events and history of this half of the Hispaniola island have always been in a constant stop-start mode. It’s as though there are so many influences culturally, politically, religiously - not to ever forget the impacts of serial natural disasters - that few things move in a linear manner to a meaningful conclusion.

  • 11 Jan 2012

    Two years ago on January 12, as the late afternoon heat ebbed away, a catastrophic magnitude 7 earthquake hit the island of Hispaniola, devastating Haiti.

  • 24 Sep 2011

    Amnesty International has urged Haitian authorities to bring former President Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier to justice for his abuse of human rights.

  • 27 Apr 2011

    Residents of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince marked Easter 2011 by looking past the rubble of the recent quake and placing hopes on a better future.

  • 27 Apr 2011

    Residents of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince marked Easter 2011 by looking past the rubble of the recent quake and placing hopes on a better future.

  • 3 Feb 2011

    'Faith-based' programmes often get a bad press, especially when they are seen to compromise welfare with proseytising motives. But Jonathan C. Bergman shows in relation to the experience in Haiti, one year after the tragic 2010 earthquake, that there is another, positive side to the story.

  • 10 Jan 2011

    It has been nearly a year since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 230,000 people and devastating the capital.

  • 7 Jan 2011

    A new report from Amnesty International says women and girls living in Haiti’s makeshift camps face an increasing risk of rape and sexual violence.

  • 30 Dec 2010

    Farmers in north-western Haiti are likely to lose a significant portion of their rice harvest due to fears of cholera contamination in ther paddy fields.

  • 15 Dec 2010

    Ordinary Haitians want a greater role in rebuilding their country after January’s devastating earthquake, says a new Progressio report.