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EARTHQUAKE UPDATE: UNICEF and its partners are conducting intensive relief operations in Haiti, in the aftermath of the 12 January 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince and other densely populated areas. For the latest information, please see the Haiti newsline.
Haiti has been plagued by violence and lawlessness since 2004, when President Aristide fled into exile. The chaos has hampered basic services and prevented humanitarian assistance from reaching the vulnerable.
Because of Haiti’s high population density and its decaying infrastructure, the country is particularly vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters such as floods, mudslides and hurricanes.
Issues facing children in Haiti
Activities and results for children
Country in crisis
Under-5 mortality rank
Under-5 mortality rate, 1990
Under-5 mortality rate, 2010
Infant mortality rate (under 1), 1990
Infant mortality rate (under 1), 2010
Neonatal mortality rate, 2010
Total population (thousands), 2010
Annual no. of births (thousands), 2010
Annual no. of under-5 deaths (thousands), 2010
GNI per capita (US$), 2010
Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010
Total adult literacy rate (%), 2005-2010*
Primary school net enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2009*
% share of household income 2000-2010*, lowest 40%
% share of household income 2000-2010*, highest 20%
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