Haiti faces humanitarian crisis
06 November 2022 | 12:16 pm
Haiti is grappling with multiple crises: a cholera outbreak in the capital, political instability, soaring inflation and gangs blocking fuel deliveries at the main port. The UN Security Council is divided over how to help.
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