HAITI

GENERAL DATA

Poverty rate:

71%

out of the total population.

MIGRATION DATA

  • Sending country: About 1.6 million Haitians or 15% of the population live abroad mainly in the US (47%), Dominican Republic (31%), and Canada (6.3%).

 

  • Destination country: About 19,000 immigrants, representing 0.17% of the total population live in Haiti. The main countries of origin are Venezuela (13%), the Dominican Republic (13%), and the US (8.4%).

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NUMBER OF DEATHS

9,214

REGISTERED CASES

IMPACT BY COVID-19

* Weekly data update

DATE: NOVEMBER 23, 2020

STATE MEASURES

  • The government declared a state of emergency and curfew. 

  • Border closures. Ports and airports are only open for merchandise trade.

  • Three deportees are confirmed positive of COVID-19. 

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing Haiti with free COVID-19 test kits. 

  • The government implemented protocols to assist Haitian deportees. Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe said Haiti is taking care of the deportees: "They are Haitians. They are coming home. We have to receive them."

*For more detail go to the digital archive that we created:

In mid-March 2020, nearly every country on the continent declared a health emergency. These countries closed their borders and adopted a series of exceptional measures, arguing that forced immobility as a  solution to contain the virus. Following the shutdown of borders,  more than 30 researchers from the Americas, interested in analyzing the migratory question politically, organized virtually and began to consider the particular situation of millions of migrants, women, men, children and adolescents, from the continent and/or from other latitudes, all of whom are mobile and in transit.

Original Concept: Soledad Álvarez Velasco, University of Houston

General Coordination:Soledad Álvarez Velasco, University of Houston & Ulla D. Berg, Rutgers University

Research, Systematization and Development of Contents: Soledad Álvarez Velasco, University of Houston;  Ulla D. Berg, Rutgers University; Lucía Pérez-Martínez, FLACSO-Ecuador; Mónica Salmon, New School for Social Research; Sebastián León,  Rutgers University.

Coordination polyphonic map: Iréri Ceja Cárdenas: Museo Nacional/ Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro

Project Advisor: Nicholas De Genova, Universidad of Houston.

 

Translation team Spanish - English: 

Soledad Álvarez Velasco, Mónica Salmón, Ulla Berg, Luin Goldring, Tanya Basok, Ingrid Carlson, Gabrielle Cabrera.

Translation team Spanish - Portuguese: 

Iréri Ceja, Gustavo Dias, Gislene Santos, Elisa Colares, Handerson Joseph, Caio Fernandes, María Villarreal.

Website Design and Development:  ACHU! Studio; Francisco Hurtado Caicedo, Social Observatory of Ecuador

Photography: David Gustafsson y Cynthia Briones.

Video: David Gustafsson.

Some of the researchers of this project are members of these CLACSO Working Groups

English translation and proofreading by Gabrielle Cabrera, Rutgers University.

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