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Haiti Fact of the Day


 

I knew Haiti was in bad shape, but this still surprised me:

OTTAWA — The world economic crisis has battered Haiti, the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country, causing a 10 per cent drop in the amount of money Haitians living abroad are sending back to their Caribbean homeland…  A 2006 report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) found Haitians living abroad sent back $1.65 billion to their homeland — a figure that was double Haiti’s national budget and almost one-third of its gross domestic product. 

 

Here’s a story from last year about Haitians eating mud cookies.

 


 
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Haiti Fact of the Day

  1. Ouch.

    Makes you wonder why we’re in Afghanistan, when this is a little closer to home, and not nearly so costly in lives.

    • Haiti actually receives the second largest amount of Canadian bilateral aid – second only to Afghanistan.

  2. Frank McKenna’s on the case.

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