Haiti child poverty analysis



This research for UNICEF Haiti presents the first comprehensive analysis of changes in child poverty and deprivation during the 21st Century.

Haiti has long been a beacon of hope for the poor and oppressed peoples of the world. It was the first and only country to have a successful slave-led revolution which resulted in independence from a colonial power. At the time of the revolution of independence between 1791 and 1804, Haiti was one of the wealthiest countries on the planet. Unfortunately, it is now the poorest country in the Americas. In both 2000 and 2005, more than four out of ten children in Haiti were absolutely poor and seven out of ten were severely deprived. Apart from a small reduction in the rates of severe information and health deprivation, there is little evidence of any improvement in the situation of Haitian children during the first five years of the new millennium.


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