By June 17, 2015, undocumented people of Haitian descent were forced to register citizenship in the Dominican Republic or face deportation to Haiti. Hundreds of thousands are predicted to face deportation.
Five years after a 2010 earthquake, which killed 160,000 people and made 1.5 million more homeless, the Haitian people are still suffering.
The Hispaniolan hutia (Plagiodontia aedium) is also known as the “zagouti” or “jutía” in Spanish. It is the only species of hutia still alive and can be found on the island of Hispaniola, which is shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Haiti had not seen any cases of cholera for 100 years. But since 2010, after the earthquake, more than 8,000 people have died from the disease.
Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to his country last March after seven years in exile.
Cholera has killed 2,500 people in Haiti, where an earthquake struck on January 12, 2010.
An estimated 1.3 million people in Haiti are still homeless after the January earthquake and U.S. aid slow to arrive.
Cassandra is an immigrant from Haiti. She speaks both English and Haitian Creole. If your first language is something other than English, practice it and don’t forget it. You’ll be glad you did!
As rains roll in, the people of Haiti are still struggling to find shelter, water and food. Read about Haiti’s kids and about how other countries have helped make Haiti so poor.
Learn about Duckens, age 10, and how he and his family were affected by the January 12, 2010 earthquake.