Haiti: The List

Facts and Figures about Haiti

1. Number of Haitian Heads of State to serve a full term  (without incidence of suicide, assassination, coup, death while in office, execution, or otherwise overthrown from 1804-2000) : 4

 –From Class and Color Politics in Haiti as cited on webster.edu and prepared by Bob Corbett. Posted by Kate Simpkins.

2. Percentage of Haitians who have completed secondary education and now live abroad: > 75.

Frontline: Battle for Haiti. Dir. Dan Reed. PBS, 2010. Film. Posted by Emily Artiano.

3. Percent of the March 2010 reconstruction pledges that had been met by September 2010: 15

Percent of the $1.8 billion in relief assistance that went to the public sector: 0.3

–Farmer, Paul. Haiti: After the Earthquake. Ed. Abbey Gardner and Cassia Van Der Hoof Holstein. New York, NY: PublicAffairs, 2011. pp. 182. Print. Posted by Emily Artiano.

4. Life expectancy of the Average Haitian : 51

National Geographic facts on Haiti. Posted by Lena King.

5. Number of US dollars that most Haitians live on per day: <2

–Fox News: Facts on Haiti.  Posted by Lena King.

6. Percentage of the labor force that does not have formal jobs: >66

Fox News. Posted by Ahmed Sajjad.

7. Percentage of the population in Haiti living under the poverty line: 80

Fox News. Posted by Ahmed Sajjad.

8. Percentage of the population in Haiti that has access to safe drinking water: 50

World Food Programme.  Posted by Ahmed Sajjad.

9. Estimated death toll from the January 2001 earthquake in Haiti: 230,000-300,000

Buildings destroyed in the earthquake: > 100,000

Percent contraction of the Haitian economy following the earthquake: 7

Minnesota Public Radio News. Posted by Ahmed Sajjad.

10. Percentage of girls over the age of six who never attend school: 33

Haiti Partners Org. Posted by Judy Hsu.

11. Percentage of the Haitian population that is unable to read or write: 37.9

Haiti Partners Org. Posted by Judy Hsu.

12. Percentage of Haitian schools that have electricity: > 20

Percentage of Haitian schools that have libraries: 15

Haiti Partners Org. Posted by Judy Hsu.

13. Percent of Haitians chronically malnourished: 24

Lambi Fund of Haiti. Posted by Julia Piper.

14. Over a one year period (Oct. 2010-Oct. 2011), the number of estimated cholera patients: 400,000

Lambi Fund of Haiti.Posted by Julia Piper.
15. Millions of people in Haiti who were, even before the quake,  ‘food insecure,’ meaning they needed assistance to stave off hunger: 1.9

World Food Programme.Posted by Justine Fischer.

17. Millions of Haitian citizens, In addition to casualties, who were displaced and left homeless following the earthquake:  1.5

Poto Mitan. (film by Tet Ansanm Productions) Posted by Elliott Memmi.

18. Peak number of Haitian workers employed in the export processing industry:  80,000

Current number of Haitian workers employed in the export processing industry:  20,000.

Poto Mitan. (film by Tet Ansanm Productions) Posted by Elliott Memmi.

19. Percent of college graduates from Haiti living abroad: 80.

Sionfonds for Haiti. Posted by Puja Panchal

20. Number of Haitian children who work as restavecs (unpaid household servants): 225,000.

Sionfonds for Haiti. Posted by Puja Panchal

21. Percent of rubble removed in Haiti after 2010 earthquake: 10.

Sionfonds for Haiti. Posted by Puja Panchal

22. Miles of paved roads compared to total mileage of highways: 628 out of 2,583

CIA The World Factbook. Posted by Maggie Wisniewski

23. Number of hospital beds for every 1000 people: 1.3

CIA The World Factbook. Posted by Maggie Wisniewski

24. Percent of population that owns more than 50% of the nation’s wealth: 1

Haiti: Enchantment of the World (written by Jean F Blashfield). Posted by Maggie Wisniewski

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