Each year, more than half a million women across the world die while giving birth, most of them from developing countries. In Haiti, the situation is desperate, as violence, political chaos and insufficient international aid have hampered even the most basic health care.
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The need in Haiti -- where suffering goes along chronically, untreated and ignored -- requires new thinking and global commitment to change, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. The U.S. must step up to the plate.
Up to one million people of Haitian origin currently live in the Dominican Republic, and many are subjected to discrimination and violence, with their Dominican-born children denied citizenship. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes the escalating human rights concerns.
Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt saw many sides of the island nation, including raucous street celebrations and desolate coastal wastelands. Two videos capture the contrasting "sights and sounds" of Haiti.
Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt stumbles upon one of several cockfighting matches held every Sunday in the slums of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.
Haitian Prime Minister Michèle Pierre-Louis took office in September, succeeding a former prime minister who was ousted amid riots. Pierre-Louis discusses how she and the rest of the government can work to overcome Haitians' distrust.
Haiti is a tiny island country in the Caribbean and the poorest in the Western hemisphere. In their struggle to survive, Haitians are destroying the very elements of their environment that sustain them.
A school partially collapsed in Haiti today, the second in a week. After suffering four hurricanes in the space of a month, Haitian infrastructure is in decay.