Haiti

Food

In food-insecure Haiti, street vendors play a central role in feeding the capital

Earlier in July, protests against price hikes paralyzed Port-au-Prince, but the demonstrations also forced the closing of one of the capital’s sources of affordable food: the informal street chefs known as “manje kwit.” With stands near markets and bus stops, these vendors offer meals for $1 or less, and their fare is a lifeline for many of the capital’s food-insecure residents.

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Environment

Haiti's unnatural disaster

The slew of tropical storms that tore through the Caribbean have exacted a much higher toll on Haiti than neighboring nations. Dr. Paul Farmer, vice president of Partners in Health, says deforestation and poverty are responsible for much of the suffering.

Environment

Help for Haiti

Correspondent Ruxandra Guidi reports on the state of the humanitarian crisis in Haiti. Four back-to-back storms have pummeled the area since August....leaving hundreds of thousands of victims in need of food, shelter, and water.

Environment

Telecommunications in Haiti aid effort

Haiti has suffered through four devastating storms in the past two months. Hundreds of thousands remain without adequate food, shelter and sanitation. United Nations relief efforts continue and key to the success of those efforts is telecommunications.