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Organizations in Haiti View all

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Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Tanzania
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Children/Youth
People Helping Children helps orphaned and abandoned children throughout the world.

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Congo (Democratic Republic), Haiti, Mexico, Tanzania
Causes
Education
Dot Products is a school supply company that funds education for students around the world. Every product we sell funds half a day of school for our students with our partner organizations in Congo, Tanzania, and Mexico.

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Haiti
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Religion
Until The Whole World Knows is a non-profit organization that is focused on resourcing churches and individuals to make a global impact with the good news of Jesus.

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Guatemala, Haiti, United States of America
Causes
Poverty
We utilize volunteers to package a highly nutritious meal that is then distributed through food banks
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Environment
Haiti is currently experiencing extreme environmental and ecological vulnerability.1 Deforestation is a major cause of poverty due to its ability to degrade soil, decrease agricultural outputs, increase water scarcity, decrease farming incomes, and increase malnutrition rates.2 The soil erosion caused by deforestation also contributes to a higher rate of landslides, which destroy crops, infrastructure, and populations.3 Moreover, Haitiâ's tropical climate and geographical location between fault lines increases the frequency of hurricanes and tropical depressions.4 Despite its environmental vulnerability, Haiti has a poor disaster relief response-system due to limited funding.5

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1 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Americas/Haiti-ENVIRONMENT.html
2 Ibid
3 http://www.urd.org/Governance-and-environmental
4-5 Ibid.
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Haiti News

UN News Centre 
The Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the United Nations Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz holds a joint press conference at the Haitian National Palace with the Haitian Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Aviol Fleurant. Photo: UN Photo/ Logan Abassi ... See more..
Miami Herald 
Seven years after its soldiers sparked the world's worst cholera epidemic in Haiti, the United Nations is finally preparing to close its MINUSTAH peacekeeping mission there. As Nobel Peace laureates committed to the U.N.'s ideal of universal human ... See more..
The Seattle Times 
In an effort to give back to his roots, Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril in October pledged to build a house in Haiti for each sack he tallied during the 2016 season. Well, Avril has delivered, making a trip to Haiti along with Michael Bennett and ... See more..
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ESPN (blog) 
The Seattle Seahawks' Cliff Avril, who had 11.5 sacks in 2016, built 12 new homes and even renovated a school in Haiti, where his parents were from. See more..
Southeast Farm Press 
Farming is a difficult life everywhere, but life for Haitian farmers is especially desperate as they try to provide for their families on rocky fields and eroded soils. For peasant farmers in Haiti, the only implements may be a machete and a hoe to ... See more..
Miami Herald 
Josette Sheeran appointed top UN cholera envoy for Haiti. See more..
Miami Herald 
Guy Philippe, a former police commander who eluded capture in Haiti for more than a decade even as he won a seat in the Haitian Senate, was sentenced to ... See more..
BBC News 
The leader of a 2004 coup in Haiti that toppled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has been jailed for nine years in the United States for conspiracy to launder drug money. Guy Philippe, 49, had pleaded guilty. He was arrested earlier this year in Haiti ... See more..
247Sports 
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril recently open up about his trip to Haiti and spotlighted an amazing experience between he and former teammate ... See more..
CBSSports.com 
Cliff Avril has come a long way since the Detroit Lions made him a third-round pick out of Purdue back in 2008. He played out his four-year rookie deal that paid ... See more..
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Geography

Caribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic
Area

Total 27,750 sq km
Land 27,560 sq km
Water 190 sq km

Climate

tropical; semiarid where mountains in east cut off trade winds
Natural Resources

bauxite, copper, calcium carbonate, gold, marble, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October; occasional flooding and earthquakes; periodic droughts
Current Environmental Issues

extensive deforestation (much of the remaining forested land is being cleared for agriculture and used as fuel); soil erosion; inadequate supplies of potable water

Demographics

Nationality
Haitian
Population
9,893,934 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Haiti is a free market economy that enjoys the advantages of low labor costs and tariff-free access to the US for many of its exports. Poverty, corruption, vulnerability to natural disasters, and low levels of education for much of the population are among Haiti's most serious impediments to economic growth. Haiti's economy suffered a severe setback in January 2010 when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake destroyed much of its capital city, Port-au-Prince, and neighboring areas. Currently the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living under the poverty line and 54% in abject poverty, the earthquake further ...See More inflicted $7.8 billion in damage and caused the country's GDP to contract 5.4% in 2010. In 2011, the Haitian economy had begun recovering slowly from the effects of the earthquake. However, two hurricanes adversely affected agricultural output and the slow public capital spending negatively affected the economic recovery in 2012. GDP growth for 2012 was 2.8%, down from 5.6% in 2011. Two-fifths of all Haitians depend on the agricultural sector, mainly small-scale subsistence farming, and remain vulnerable to damage from frequent natural disasters, exacerbated by the country's widespread deforestation. US economic engagement under the Caribbean Basin Trade Preference Agreement (CBTPA) and the 2008 Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (HOPE II) Act helped increase apparel exports and investment by providing duty-free access to the US. Congress voted in 2010 to extend the CBTPA and HOPE II until 2020 under the Haiti Economic Lift Program (HELP) Act; the apparel sector accounts for about 90% of Haitian exports and nearly one-twentieth of GDP. Remittances are the primary source of foreign exchange, equaling 20% of GDP and representing more than five times the earnings from exports in 2012. Haiti suffers from a lack of investment, partly because of weak infrastructure such as access to electricity. In 2005, Haiti paid its arrears to the World Bank, paving the way for reengagement with the Bank. Haiti received debt forgiveness for over $1 billion through the Highly-Indebted Poor Country initiative in mid-2009. The remainder of its outstanding external debt was cancelled by donor countries following the 2010 earthquake, but has since risen to nearly $1 billion. The government relies on formal international economic assistance for fiscal sustainability, with over half of its annual budget coming from outside sources. The MARTELLY administration in 2011 launched a campaign aimed at drawing foreign investment into Haiti as a means for sustainable development. To that end, the MARTELLY government in 2012 created a Commission for Commercial Code Reform, effected reforms to the justice sector, and inaugurated the Caracol industrial park in Haiti's north coast. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$13.15 billion (2012 est.); $12.79 billion (2011 est.); $12.12 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, mangoes, cocoa, sugarcane, rice, corn, sorghum; wood, vetiver
Industries

textiles, sugar refining, flour milling, cement, light assembly based on imported parts