Haiti pressed American officials this week for emergency relief, warning that the country’s financial troubles could send it back to anarchy. Environmental issues are also exacerbating the need for aid in certain corners of the country. We explore Haiti’s political and economic challenges, and how the United States is likely to engage in relief efforts.


  • Johanna Mendelson-Forman Senior Associate, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Alan Isaac Head of Programming, Haiti, Catholic Relief Services

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