Facts About Haiti

Fact 10

40% of Haitians depend on the agricultural sector, mainly small-scale subsistence farming and remain vulnerable to natural disasters.

Fact 9

Haiti is slightly smaller than Maryland and has twice as many people.  56% of the population is under 25 years old.

Fact 8

Cité  Soleil, Haiti’s largest slum in the capital of Port-au-Prince, has been called the “most most dangerous place on Earth,” by the United Nations.

Fact 7

In 2014 an unprecedented number of people were either internally displaced or living as refugees who have been driven from their homes by violence and bloodshed or uprooted by devastating natural disasters.

Fact 6

Haiti has only one school of nursing in the entire country and one third of Haiti’s teachers have not completed the equivalent of ninth grade.

Fact 5

In September, 2013, 172,000 people were living in 306 tent camps.

Fact 4

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy drenched the country’s south with more than 20 inches of rainfall – resulting in 52 deaths.

Fact 3

In 2010, a cholera outbreak ravaged the country as a result of UN peacekeeping forces lack of sanitary conditions.   As a result 3600 people died.

The UN refuses to take responsibility and make amends.

Fact 2

In 2010, Haiti suffered an earthquake.  300,000 were killed, 1.6 million were left homeless, 80,00 buildings were left in rubble. In July 2010, 1.5 million lived in 1555 camps.

Fact 1

In 2008, three hurricanes struck Haiti