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From Border Crisis To Quakes, Women Of Haiti Gather To Ignite Their Collective Power

On July 7, President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his private residence in the capital, Port-au-Prince. On Aug. 14, a massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti’s southern peninsula, leaving at least 2,284 dead and more than 12,763 injured. Just two weeks ago, photos surfaced showing U.S. Border Patrol officers on horses whipping Haitians as they tried to enter the United States.

U.S. Needs To Make Its Asylum Policy Clear

The horrifying images of the crisis — immigration agents on horseback using reins as whips on the helpless, women and children huddled in the heat, distraught Haitians deported back to the Haiti that they had left years ago — will not be so easily erased.

Haiti Residents Still Struggling In Aftermath Of Deadly Earthquake

Today, over one month since the August 2021 quake, half of the Haitians affected still need humanitarian assistance – about 400,000 people, according to the District-based nonprofit Project Hope.

More Than 230 Journals Warn Global Warming Could Be ‘Catastrophic’ For Health

Human health is already being harmed by the climate crisis, and the impacts could become catastrophic and irreversible unless governments do much more to address global warming, the editors of more than 230 medical journals said in a joint editorial Monday.

‘I Don’t Want Them To Kill My Kids’

"We hope to make it, and survive," Shirzad, 34, a former interpreter for United States Special Forces, said in a video filmed asthey drove through Taliban checkpoints on August 20. "It's too tough to live here. We live in fear every day."

Nigerian Doctors Are On Strike Amid An Exodus Of Talent, But Abandoned Patients Fight For Their Lives

The doctors' strikes come as Nigeria is battling a spike in Covid-19 infections, just weeks after the contagious Delta variant was first detected in the country.

Heavy Rains, Flooding Add To Earthquake Woes In Haiti

“We’re suffering, the babies are getting wet,” said one woman in Les Cayes in tears, holding an umbrella, in one video. “No one is helping us, we’re only able to cry out to God.”

Twenty Years After 9/11, Taliban Retakes Afghanistan

We provided our Afghan partners with all the tools — let me emphasize: all the tools, training, and equipment of any modern military,” the President declared in July.

More Than 1,200 People Dead After 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Haiti

The Haitian government declared a state of emergency after at least 304 people died in a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the country Saturday morning, Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced in a news conference.

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