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.
The Human Rights Watch organization has called for world football’s governing body FIFA to "permanently" ban Haitian Football Federation president Yves Jean-Bart. The statement follows reports of ongoing sexual abuse.
Suspended amid sexual abuse claims, the head of Haitian football, Yves Jean-Bart, is allegedly still visiting young academy players. As a result, questions are being raised over FIFA's ongoing investigation.
FIFA has extended its suspension of the head of Haiti's football federation over allegations of sexual abuse which emerged in April. At the same time, FIFA said it was widening its inquiry to include two other officials.
The head of Haitian football, Yves Jean-Bart, has wielded huge power for decades. Despite sexual abuse claims, an admission he has a child with a former player and a FIFA investigation, he denies any wrongdoing.
Jovenel Moise has urged the international community to step in and prevent a "humanitarian crisis" erupting in the Caribbean island nation. Meanwhile, his opponents have taken to the streets and want him to step down.