From New Orleans to Haiti to Mozambique, global inequality plays a major role in making disasters deadly.
Scholars such as Alfred Sauvy, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan and Frantz Fanon wrote in French, but their work greatly contributed to our understanding of democracy and social change in all contexts.
Canada's recent decision to temporarily stop deporting Haitians and Venezuelans reaffirms the nation's commitment to vulnerable people. However, Quebec's recent policies don't match with Canada's.
For many Haitians, blackouts do not just signal a political crisis; they also symbolize feelings of their loss of political power.
Haiti is extremely vulnerable to climate change. It is also very poor. International donors have stepped in to help the country fund climate mitigation, but is the money going where it's most needed?
In 1811 a former slave named Henry Christophe anointed himself 'First Monarch' of the 'New World.' For 10 years, he ruled over a part of modern-day Haiti, becoming a global media sensation.
A renamed Brooklyn street celebrates Jean-Jacques Dessalines, a Haitian slave turned president. For centuries his legacy was tarnished by allegations that Haiti's revolution led to 'white genocide.'
After weeks of protest in Haiti, sparked by a sudden rise in fuel prices, at least seven are dead and the prime minister is out. Foreign creditors pushed for the price hike as an austerity measure.
The UN promotes local ownership in peace building, which is difficult to achieve.
When thousands fled violence in Haiti, the US military set up a refugee camp at Guantanamo. Most were sent back to Haiti, while hundreds remained trapped on the base under terrible conditions.
Corruption has made hurricane Caribbean countries' recovery less efficient and more expensive, new research shows. Misuse of funds may also trigger more disaster-related deaths.
It's all too easy to miss the point about sex work in areas hit by conflict and disaster. How about listening to the people who experience it?
Justin Trudeau's disastrous trip to India is regarded by some as an exercise in so-called nation branding gone badly. But we might want to blame the game, not the player.
After a scandal involving Oxfam in Haiti, the UK government has threatened to withdraw aid money from the charity.
Shocking allegations of abuse by Oxfam aid workers in Haiti are testament to how badly the aid sector needs deep, systemic reform.
Power imbalances and inequality lie at the heart of the international development industry. But the Oxfam scandal shows that organisations mustn't succumb to it.
U.S. President Donald Trump and his apologists might be surprised what the economic data says about immigrants who come to Canada from the so-called “shithole” countries.
Trump's anti-Haitian rhetoric ignores a long pattern of migration from Haiti to the U.S., often driven by American meddling in Haitian affairs. Today, the two nations are irrevocably bound by history.
On the eve of its departure from Haiti after a 13-year stabilization effort, the UN faces accusations that its troops used excessive force to fight gangs, killing innocent bystanders.
In New York City, hair salons are one of the few cultural spaces for Dominican women to bond. But they also perpetuate legacies of racism and colonialism.