Thousands Of Haitian Migrants Wait Under South Texas Bridge

Nearly 10,000 migrants, mostly Haitians are staying under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, after crossing the border in recent days. Thousands of migrants are under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, a new humanitarian crisis at the border that threatens to grow in coming days. Nearly 10,000 migrants, most of them Haitians, have been coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks.

Thousands of Migrants, Mostly From Haiti, Are Packed Under Texas Bridge

And we're following developments in the city of Del Rio, Texas, which has declared a state of emergency. Thousands of migrants, many of them Haitian, are now gathered in squalid conditions underneath the city's International Bridge. The emergency declaration has shut down traffic into the city from Mexico. Here's Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano.

Palm Beach County Cares hosts donation drive to aid people in Haiti

Palm Beach County Cares is launching a Haitian Relief Drive Saturday at the Port of Palm Beach starting at 10:30 a.m. This is after just over one month since a 7.2 magnitude earthquake wreaked havoc throughout Haiti, leaving people on the island to continue being impacted by the damage. With...
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Half of Haiti’s earthquake victims still have not received assistance, U.N. says

A month after a deadly earthquake devastated communities along Haiti’s southern peninsula, many of the urgent humanitarian needs continue to go unmet, with some people yet to receive any aid, the United Nations said Thursday. Of the 800,000 people estimated to have been affected by the powerful 7.2 magnitude temblor,...

Advocates 'in utter disbelief' after Biden resumes Haitian repatriations

Human rights advocates are enraged at the Biden administration for resuming repatriation flights to Haiti, despite the country's ongoing political, economic and environmental disasters. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Wednesday expelled 86 Haitian nationals from the United States and flew them back to Haiti. “That ICE would continue to...

The U.S. Stole Billions From Haiti. It’s Time to Give It Back.

Haiti is in desperate need after a devastating earthquake, a hurricane, a presidential assassination, and not enough vaccines to stop the delta variant. International aid is pouring in, which is all good, but not good enough. It is time to ask about what Haiti is owed—not in terms of international...

Education Cannot Wait approves US$1.5 million first emergency response in Haiti

Responding to the devastating consequences of the earthquake, ECW investment will be deployed by UNICEF and World Food Programme to reach 18,000 children. **17 September 2021, New York -- **Education Cannot Wait announced today a new US$1.5 million first emergency response grant in Haiti. The grant will be deployed in...

The U.S. Is Pledging Aid To Haiti But The Success Of Past Efforts Has Been Mixed

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The U.S. will send an additional $32 million to fund earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, the U.S. Agency for International Development said Thursday – an amount that will help fund shelters, food aid and medical assistance, though falling well short of the amount the United Nations says is needed to help the island nation recover from the earthquake earlier this month.

Joint Task Force-Haiti Commander Visits Earthquake Epicenter with JTF-Bravo’s Commander, 1-228th Aviation Regiment

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander of Joint Task Force-Haiti, U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), and U.S. Army Col. Steven Gventer, commander of Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B), Soto Cano, Honduras, visited the epicenter of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, Aug. 21, in Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, Haiti, to assess damage and critical infrastructure.

US airlifts food, tents to quake-ravaged southern Haiti

JEREMIE, Haiti (AP) — U.S. military aircraft are now flying food, tarps and other material into southern Haiti amid a shift in the international relief effort to focus on helping people in the areas hardest hit by the recent earthquake to make it through hurricane season. Aircraft flying out of...

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING: Haiti needs help, not patronizing

It’s been just over a month since a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti’s southern peninsula, killing more than 2,200 people. Hundreds more are still missing and many in the terribly disadvantaged nation are still struggling to find basic aid and shelter in an unfolding humanitarian crisis. That natural disaster...

The Haiti Earthquake's Latest Victim May Be The New School Year

MARCELINE, Haiti – Authorities in Haiti have postponed the start of school across the country after last month's 7.2 magnitude earthquake destroyed schools and homes across Haiti's southern peninsula. It is the latest unwanted disruption to education in Haiti, where instruction has been interrupted repeatedly over the last two years...

Haitians Can’t Trust Aid From NGOs or Their Own Government

The island nation of Haiti is just beginning to catch its breath after a massive August earthquake, and that catastrophe struck just a few weeks after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, which left the government in a state of chaos. While Haiti could use international aid in its recovery, the country has suffered from a history of colonial oppression and interference that leaves its citizens wary of efforts to help. On Friday’s episode of A Word, I spoke about the Haitian crisis with Marlene Daut, a professor of African American and African studies at the University of Virginia. She specializes in Caribbean studies and is the author of Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World. Our conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity.