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.
On this week’s show, we look at issues surrounding menstruation. In Uganda, many girls are dropping out of school because they skip class when they’re on their periods. And in the UK, “period poverty” is on the rise. We’ll check out what’s facing Haiti as the UN prepares to withdraw its stabilization mission. And what is left in the wake of the Burning Man festival?
Poverty remains an extreme challenge for Haiti, and the UN’s special mission in Haiti is coming to an end in a month’s time. But President Jovenel Moise says, "Whoever struggles will make it - even in Haiti." Here’s a report on what’s facing Haitians moving forward, put together by Anne Mellmann, and presented by Sarah Steffen.
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. Half the population doesn’t have access to water, the majority of them are unemployed and gun violence is a bleak reality. It’s no surprise that many citizens are choosing to live elsewhere. Like Chile, where there are currently 50,000 Haitians, with around 200 more arriving daily.
There's growing concern in Poland about the right-wing government's efforts to control the media. This year Poland ranked 54th on the World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters without Borders. That's one place lower than Haiti. As Alexa Dvorson reports from Warsaw, Polish journalists often find themselves in a daily struggle to keep reality front and center.