Archive for January 2nd, 2022


Waves of Haitians Risk Treacherous Sea Journey to Find Better Life

IOM | Many migrants leave on boats from Haiti’s northern coast.
“I was trying the reach the Turks and Caicos Islands, but my boat capsized at sea. If there were opportunities to start up my own business, I would stay in Haiti.” 

The story of Jacques* a 32-year-old father from Limonade on Haiti’s northern coast is perhaps typical of the increasing numbers of people who try to leave the Caribbean country in unofficial ways and without proper documentation.


People of Myanmar Face ‘Unprecedented’ Crisis in 2022 

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The people of Myanmar are facing an unprecedented political, socioeconomic, human rights and humanitarian crisis with needs escalating dramatically since the military takeover and a severe COVID-19 third wave.


© UNICEF/Nyan Zay Htet | COVID and ongoing insecurity in Myanmar are pushing vulnerable people into poverty.

According to a UN Humanitarian Needs Overview published on Friday [31 December 2021] by OCHA, the turmoil is projected to have driven almost half the population into poverty heading into 2022, wiping out the impressive gains made since 2005.

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