The Republic of Haiti is a country located on the western half of the island of Hispaniola, in the Caribbean Sea. It borders the Dominican Republic to the East.
Haiti is a former Spanish and later French colony that declared independence in 1804. It was ruled by a series of authoritarian governments for much of the 20th century. Its capital and largest city is Port-au-Prince. With over 10 million inhabitants, it's the second-most-populous Caribbean country. This page collates all of DW's content on Haiti.
OXFAM, the UK’s leading aid agency, has been accused of covering up the sexual misconduct of some of its senior staff. That misconduct occurred during the relief operation in Haiti after it was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2010. Now, following recent revelations about OXFAM staff sent to the Caribbean country, the agency’s future could be on the line. From London Stephen Beard reports.
In the wake of sexual abuse allegations, Oxfam has lost another of its ambassadors. Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu spoke of "immorality and possible criminality," as Haiti launches a probe into the incidents.
The US president has claimed he is "the least racist person" after reportedly using an expletive to describe African countries and Haiti. Trump issued a vague defense, but has stopped short of denying the remark.
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