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Report of the United Nations in Haiti 2010: Situation, Challenges and Outlook

Categories: Haiti,United Nations,Weather/Disasters

Summarizes the efforts to help the Haitian people by the United Nations system and its partners.  From the United Nations

Security After the Quake? Addressing Violence and Rape in Haiti

Categories: Crime/Justice,Haiti,Sex Issues,Weather/Disasters,Women

Looks at gender-based violence in the displaced persons camps in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and steps being taken to prevent such violence.  From the United States Institute of Peace

Transcending the Past to Build Haiti’s Future

Categories: Haiti

Argues that the effort to create a better Haiti requires important shifts in political, social, and economic paradigms. From the United States Institute of Peace

Cholera Outbreak: Haiti, October 2010

Categories: Haiti,Health/Medical,Statistics

Brief report on the outbreak of the disease, including the number of cases and deaths reported in the first month.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Population with Haitian Ancestry in the United States: 2009

Categories: Haiti,Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

Provides data on the demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics for the population who reported Haitian ancestry in the 2009 American Community Survey.  Also provides information on the increasing size and geographic distribution of the Haitian ancestry population.  From the Census Bureau

Education and Conflict in Haiti

Categories: Education,Foreign Assistance,Haiti,Weather/Disasters

Describes the education sector in Haiti before the earthquake, then presents recommendations on how Haiti and the international community can improve and modernize the schools while increasing access.  From the United States Institute of Peace

U.S. Trade Policy and the Caribbean: From Trade Preferences to Free Trade Agreements

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Haiti,Latin America

Discusses the development of trade preference programs to aid developing Caribbean countries and how trade liberalization by means of free trade agreements may run counter to this strategy.   Also discusses the trade effects of tariff preferences and policy options available to Congress in reconsidering U.S.-Caribbean Basin trade relations.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

Haiti: A Forward Look

Categories: Haiti

Five months after the earthquake, the situation remains critical with the impending arrival of the hurricane season and a widespread loss of confidence and hope that the government can bring improvement.  .  From the United States Institute of Peace

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