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Organizations in Haiti View all

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

Locations
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.

Locations
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.

Locations
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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Children/Youth
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

Common Dreams 
After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, President Obama granted temporary relief status to undocumented Haitians who had arrived in the U.S. before 2011. Given the slow pace of recovery efforts and subsequent disasters – notably the cholera epidemic that ... See more..
The Boston Globe 
The same situation occurs in the world's most impoverished places, but the stakes are higher. Consider Haiti. A country of 10 million people, it has a total annual national budget of only around $3 billion — the same size as that of the City of Boston ... See more..
Milford Daily News 
MILFORD - Her patients had run out of blood pressure medication. Some had upper respiratory infections and others were simply worn out and in pain from ... See more..
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KBTX 
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - Texas A&M athletes and staff are once again headed to Haiti for a week in May to serve in a mission trip for Mission of Hope - Haiti. The organization seeks to impact, educate, minister, and feed the people of Haiti ... See more..
TMZ.com 
While Marshawn Lynch to the Oakland Raiders rumors circulated the Internet, Beast Mode was helping his old Seahawks teammates host a football camp in Haiti!! Marshawn is reportedly a physical exam from joining the Silver and Black ... and as the 'Hawks ... See more..
Greenville Journal 
For 18 years, Greenville's Gillaine and Charles Warne have grown food and taught sustainable agriculture in Haiti to eliminate malnutrition. Now they're feeding thousands with three farms, a family security program, and a vocational school. In 1999 ... See more..
WWAY NewsChannel 3 
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Can you imagine selling your home at the beach, boarding a massive boat with a crew of two, and embarking on a mission trip to Haiti? It's about to happen to a Carolina Beach couple. We first introduced you to Rick and ... See more..
Haitilibre.com 
Wednesday, the Haitian Red Cross was the victim of a criminal act perpetrated a few meters from the entrance of the institution. Around 10:30 am, a vehicle bearing the emblem of the Haitian Red Cross (HRC) was attacked by unidentified armed individuals ... See more..
Miami Herald 
Guy Philippe, an elected Haitian senator and former police commander who eluded capture in Haiti for more than a decade, pleaded guilty Monday in Miami federal court to a drug-related, money-laundering conspiracy charge that could send him to prison ... See more..
Washington Post 
POVERTY IN Haiti, by far the most destitute country in the Americas, is so extreme that it defies most Americans' imaginations. Nearly 60 percent of Haitians live ... 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