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.
It's not just warming temperatures and increasingly severe storms that are causing problems. There are also social implications to climate change. The Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami is seeing some of the earliest signs of climate gentrification in an area protected from rising sea levels. Wealthy people are driving up home prices and forcing current residents out. Maria Bakkalapulo reports.
This week on the show: South Korea's automation craze is taking a toll on employees. Former gang members in El Salvador are struggling to reintegrate into the workforce because their tattoos mark them for life. And how are Haitians in Miami's Little Haiti coping after US President Donald Trump ended their temporary protected status that allowed them to legally live and work in the United States?
After the devastating earthquake in 2010, many Haitians came to the US. Many settled in Little Haiti, a neighborhood in Miami. They were allowed to live and work under what's called Temporary Protected Status (TPS). But US President Donald Trump ended the program early in his term, effectively kicking them out of the country by July next year. Many Haitians have already left Little 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.