‘A slow death’: Haitians face growing crisis

  • 8 hours ago
  • Radio
  • Duration 20:14

After three years without cases, cholera is spreading through Haiti’s poorest neighborhoods as they struggle for access to clean water. At the same time, nearly five million Haitians face acute hunger. Gangs have taken over much of Haiti’s capital, a critical fuel terminal, and the country’s politics remain volatile following the president’s assassination in July last year. It was these deepening crises that led the current unpopular government to call for international intervention by the United States, Canada and the UN – a controversial move in a country with a long history of foreign interference. Today on Front Burner, freelance Haitian journalist Harold Isaac explains how citizens are enduring a desperate new situation and why they are starting to feel alone.


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