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Violence erupts in Haiti over national budget

2017-09-13 11:38

Protesters have brought parts of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince to a standstill, setting vehicles alight and damaging local businesses in violent demonstrations against the government's budget plans.

58 000 Haitians facing deportation get US extension

2017-05-23 06:49

More than 58 000 Haitians who stayed in the US with a special protected status since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will be allowed to stay another six months.

Bus in Haiti flees accident, kills 38 - officials

2017-03-13 07:55

A bus speeding away from a hit-and-run accident has plowed into dozens of street musicians in northern Haiti, killing 38 people, officials have said.

Ex-US missionary in Haiti accused of child sex abuse

2017-03-03 09:12

US authorities have charged an Arkansas man with sexually abusing children while working as a missionary in Haiti.

UN chief apologises to Haitian people over cholera epidemic

2016-12-02 20:31

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has apologised for the first time to the people of Haiti for the role played by the world body's peacekeepers in sparking a devastating cholera epidemic in the country.

One dead, three injured in Haiti aid distribution chaos

2016-10-26 08:48

A teenage girl was killed and three people wounded by gunfire in Haiti when chaos broke out during humanitarian aid distribution to hurricane victims, the UN mission said.

172 inmates escape Haiti prison, 2 dead

2016-10-23 13:00

At least 172 inmates escaped a Haitian prison near the capital Port-au-Prince during an armed mutiny, killing one guard and many escaping with police weapons, it has been reported.

Storm-hit Haiti gets first major food aid

2016-10-12 21:38

The first major handout of food aid has taken place along Haiti's storm-wrecked southwest coast - but supplies were still far short of what was needed by the thousands of starving people.

US halts deportations of Haitians after hurricane

2016-10-12 12:08

Hurricane Matthew's devastation of Haiti has prompted the US government to temporarily suspend its recent decision to resume deportations of undocumented Haitians.


US ending temporary permits for almost 60 000 Haitians

2017-11-21 15:43

The Trump administration says it is ending a temporary residency permit programme that has allowed almost 60 000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the US.

Sri Lankan sex ring in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

2017-05-26 12:43

AP Investigation: Child sex ring in Haiti reveals how Sri Lanka did little to punish the predators and shows cracks in the UN as it scrambles for peacekeepers by turning to militaries dogged by abuse allegations at home.

UN votes to end Haiti peacekeeping

2017-04-14 08:04

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to end the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti in mid-October after more than 20 years.

Bus in Haiti flees hit-and-run, kills 34

2017-03-12 21:35

A bus speeding away from the scene of a hit-and-run accident has ploughed into dozens of street musicians in the Haitian city of Gonaives, killing 34 people, officials say.

Ex-Haiti rebel leader arrested during live talk show

2017-01-06 09:20

A former rebel leader who is wanted on US drug charges and was recently elected to the Haitian Senate, has been arrested as he appeared on a live radio talk show, a witness says.

At least 10 dead in Haiti as heavy rain falls in north

2016-11-07 20:25

Authorities in Haiti say flooding has killed at least 10 people in three northern provinces as heavy rain falls across the region.

Drones help identify post-Hurricane Matthew needs in Haiti

2016-10-25 17:18

On a football field in the Haitian town of Jeremie, children gather to gape at a drone preparing to take off and document damage to the area caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Haiti tops list of disaster deaths

2016-10-13 13:45

Hurricane-ravaged Haiti, still recovering from a devastating 2010 earthquake, has suffered the highest number of disaster deaths of any country in the past two decades, the UN says.

US Marines headed to hurricane-ravaged Haiti with relief

2016-10-12 19:49

The US Navy has sent one of its large warships to Haiti, bringing hundreds of Marines and sailors along with power generators, water purifiers and bulldozers to bolster relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Haiti.

Health conditions worsen as aid trickles into remote Haiti

2016-10-11 20:02

A top cholera official at the World Health Organisation says the agency has decided to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti "as soon as possible" to cope with an expanded risk of the disease in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

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