Nature and nurture: why is Haiti so poor?

Mother & Son | Photo Credit: Alex Proimos

1. POLITICAL HISTORY OF EXPLOITATIVE REGIMES

Haitian children stand atop a mountain in Fondwa, Haiti. | Photo Credit: Direct Relief/ Alex Proimos

2. INTERNATIONAL MEDDLING

Haiti flag and sailboats. | Photo Credit: Amy Nelson/ FMSC

3. MISHANDLING OF EARTHQUAKE

Les Cayes, Haiti, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in 2010. | A United Nations Stabilization Mission (MINUSTAH) peacekeeper drives through the slum of Cite Soleil, in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. | Photo Credit: UN Photo/Logan Abassi/Sophia Paris.

4. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

With few trees left due to deforestation, Western Haiti was severly struck by Hurricane Matthew. This directly impacts the population who suffer from food shortages. | Photo Credit: Sgt. Russ Scalf/ FMSC

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