Jovenel Moise confirmed as Haiti’s new president

Jovenel Moise confirmed as Haiti’s new president

Jovenel Moise won Haiti’s presidential elections with 55.6 percent of the first round vote held on November 20, according to official results released Tuesday. The announcement by Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council puts an end to a protracted electoral process that began in October 2015 and paralyzed the Caribbean country’s politics for more than a year. […]

Death toll in Haiti soars to over 800 as Hurricane Matthew batters US

Death toll in Haiti soars to over 800 as Hurricane Matthew batters US

Hurricane Matthew’s trail of destruction in Haiti stunned those emerging from the aftermath on Friday, with the number of dead soaring to 842, tens of thousands homeless and outbreaks of cholera already claiming more lives. Information trickled in from remote areas that were cut off by the storm, and it became clear that at least […]

Hundreds dead after hurricane hits Haiti

Hundreds dead after hurricane hits Haiti

  Haitian officials say the death toll from Hurricane Matthew has risen to least 283. The worst hit areas of the country were those cut off by the storm. Aid agency CARE said the southern city of Jeremie was left nearly completely rased. “It’s complete destruction in Jeremie,” CARE Haiti country director Jean-Michel Vigreux tweeted. […]

US begins mass evacuations as Haiti counts cost of Hurricane Matthew

US begins mass evacuations as Haiti counts cost of Hurricane Matthew

Rescue workers in Haiti struggled to reach isolated towns and learn the full extent of the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew as the powerful storm lashed at the Bahamas on Wednesday and triggered large-scale evacuations along the US East Coast. At least 16 deaths were blamed on the hurricane during its weeklong march across the […]

Death toll mounts in Haiti as Hurricane Matthew takes aim at Bahamas

Death toll mounts in Haiti as Hurricane Matthew takes aim at Bahamas

Hurricane Matthew headed into the southern Bahamas with its dangerous winds early Wednesday, leaving behind widespread damage and human suffering in Haiti’s poor, rural southwestern peninsula where the hardest-hit area was cut off by flooding. By nightfall, at least 11 deaths had been blamed on the powerful storm during its week-long march across the Caribbean. […]