The two largest lakes on the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola, Lake Azuei in Haiti and Lake Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic have experienced dramatic growth and surface area expansion over the past few years leading to severe flooding and loss of arable land around the lake perimeters.
Cette étude a été réalisée avec peu de moyens et dans un temps réduit d’investigation d’une semaine respectivement sur chaque territoire haïtien et guadeloupéen concernés.Dans ce temps, les principaux acteurs du développement local ont été toutefois rencontrés et ont ainsi activement participé à la réflexion générale développée ici.
Natural and human-induced hazards (storms, floods, and droughts) have highly destructive impacts on buildings, land, water, livestock, and people in Haiti. The poorest Haitians, including low-income women, children, and elderly people, are especially vulnerable. There is already evidence of climate change, including higher mean temperatures and altered rainfall patterns.
The paper analyzes the performance of different post-disaster humanitarian logistic structures that arose in response to the Port-au-Prince earthquake of January 12th, 2010. Based on fieldwork conducted by the authors,…
Everyone who has been to Port-au-Prince, Haiti remembers the street scenes of market women sitting along the roads with their commerce hoping to earn some money. For some of these women, their hopes have become reality as they make more money than Haiti’s average. These are ordinary rural women who were able to rise above the rest. What makes these entrepreneurs more successful than their colleagues?
This report provides a qualitative snapshot of Haitian monetary ecologies six months after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12, 2010. The research examined the variety of ways in which money, people and goods circulate throughout Haiti in light of the changing economic, social and financial landscape.
Total number of households originally surveyed was 2,010 out of which 1,769 were valid. This represents approximately 10,000 people or 4% of the total population of Cite Soleil (approx. 300,000). The final analysis was based on surveys of 1,769 households, and 160 in‐depth interviews were conducted
The present report deals with pre-earthquake binational relations along the Haitian / Dominican border and with the implication of these patterns for developments along the border in the changed world of the post-earthquake island. The earthquake constitutes a definitive watershed for Haiti. Though nobody yet knows what is in store, post-earthquake Haiti will never be a replica of the country before the earthquake.
In this study information was gathered from Navassa Island as well as the coastal regions of the Southwestern tip of Haiti concentrating on the area between Les Cayes in the south to Jérémie in the north.
Wood-residue briquettes will relieve pressure in Haiti deforestation and create a market for the product. In Haiti, it would involve growing a renewable biomass crop – such as cane, vetiver or kenaf. Their by-products would furnish raw material for a briquetting operation.