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Despite 5 years of hardship, studies show that extreme poverty in Haiti is declining

According to the World Bank, the rate of extreme poverty in Haiti is declining.  Despite this, however, levels of income inequality place Haiti among the most unequal countries in Latin America and in the world.

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Haiti sees drop in poverty rates, but inequality remains

Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald

December 11, 2014

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Despite back-to-back hurricanes, food riots, devastating floods, and the hemisphere’s worst natural disaster nearly five years ago, the rate of extreme poverty in Haiti is declining, according to a new World Bank report.

But with 6.3 million out of 10 million Haitians still unable to meet their basic food needs, and another 2.5 million even worse off because they are living below the extreme poverty line, Haiti still remains among the poorest — and the most unequal —countries in Latin America, said the report titled Haiti: Investing in people to fight poverty.

The report is the first post-earthquake assessment of poverty in Haiti and was conducted in partnership with the National Observatory on Poverty and Social Exclusion (ONEPS). The results, analysts say, are based on a 2012 household survey and looks at changes since 2000.

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