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Responses to the Political and Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti : October 9 and 17, November 1, and December 6, 2019, and January 12, 2020

Responses to the Political and Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti
Linda Grimm

In 2019, Haiti experienced a weakening economy, a major corruption scandal involving President Jovenel Moïse, and a period of political instability that left the country without a functioning government for nearly one year. Anger over these developments led to months of demonstrations that effectively shut down public services and hampered aid delivery, exacerbating a humanitarian crisis in a country still reeling from a deadly 2016 hurricane. During this time, the United Nations (UN) launched a new mission in Haiti to help bring political stability. The UN also ...

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