Haitians Deserve a Rethink on International Aid

By Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis

Instead of sticking with failed strategies, the international community should target micro-loans to small-scale farmers.

This article is adapted from AQ’s special report on the Summit of the Americas PORT-AU-PRINCE—The earthquake that battered southern Haiti in August 2021, followed two days later by a devastating tropical storm, revealed once again the fragility of our environment and the precarious conditions of our people. These twin catastrophes occurred amid a political vacuum, a constitutional and judicial imbroglio, an economic meltdown, and continued clashes among gangs who control much of our national territory. The current makeshift government had little to no capacity to intervene,...

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