Comedians Seth Meyers (far right) and Amber Ruffin (right) spoofed the ‘White Saviour’ complex in a fake movie segment on the ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers.’
White saviourism is simultaneously a state of mind and a concrete unequal power structure between the Global North and the Global South.
Jimmy Carter answered reporters’ election-monitoring questions in Caracas, Venezuela, May 29, 2004.
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A former staffer with The Carter Center saw how Jimmy Carter’s efforts to bring democracy to Latin America improved conditions, prevented bloodshed and saved lives.
Rescue workers continue to clear rubble from collapsed buildings in Antakya, Turkey, six days after two powerful earthquakes caused scores of buildings to collapse.
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The devastating outcomes of earthquakes is worsened when buildings cannot withstand the impact. Also, increased urban density and new construction materials are complicating search-and-rescue efforts.
Many Haitians are wary of International forces.
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Waves of US troops and international peacekeeping forces have repeatedly failed to make Haiti more stable for more than 100 years.
A UN peacekeeper on patrol as a resident gathers wood in the Beni region of eastern DRC in 2014.
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DRC has the highest number of allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers – yet no systematic research on the claims of their abandoned children has existed until now.
Haitians wait to be processed and receive medical attention at a tourist campground in Cuba in May 2022. A vessel carrying more than 800 Haitians trying to reach the United States wound up on the coast of central Cuba instead.
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The UN refugee convention’s first protected category is race. Yet the current refugee system does not protect Haitians from racism and its consequences.
The Haitian revolution was the first by a former slave colony and was to inspire other emancipation movements across the New World.
The aftermath of the 2021 earthquake in Haiti.
Collaboration can have immediate benefits in the most dire circumstances.
U.S. envoy resigned over “inhumane” treatment of Haitian migrants.
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The Biden administration has used a public health provision to deport thousands of Haitian migrants entering the US via Mexico.
Les Cayes in south-western Haiti was hardest hit by the August 2021 earthquake.
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Search and rescue workers hunting for victims in Les Cayes, Haiti, on August 17, 2021, after an earthquake shook the country.
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A seismic network was put in place after the 2010 quake but, despite recording two ‘strong motions’ before August 14, no alerts went out.
Aid agencies have months of work ahead dealing with the aftermath of the latest Haitian earthquake.
Aid workers are struggling to help Haitians with the latest devastating earthquake. A professor of disaster reduction assesses lessons learnt from the last one in 2010.
People evacuated from Afghanistan arriving in the U.S. flew to Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia.
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Needs will continue in Haiti and New Orleans – and for Afghan refugees – long past the point when most donors will have found new priorities.
Police patrol outside the Embassy of Taiwan in Port-au-Prince on July 9, 2021, after 11 suspected assassins of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse broke into its embassy in an attempt to flee.
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Local power struggles and strong US interests have long shaped political leadership – and presidential assassinations – in Haiti, limiting nation-building projects on the Caribbean island.
Natural disasters are not uncommon in Haiti; neither is political instability.
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Devastating quake came weeks after the assassination of Haiti’s president. A scholar of disaster preparedness explains the concept of ‘cascading crises’ and how other countries can help stabilize Haiti.
Nathalie Jolivert, ‘World Championship: Dessalines Pa Ap Pran Go l,’ Acrylic on Canvas 90 in x 192 in.
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Confronted with centuries of exploitation by their country’s ruling class and foreign powers, Haitian writers warn against the impulse to seek solace in outside intervention or cynical humor.
Tires burn and police try to extinguish the flames and clear the road for vehicles in the Lalue neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after protesters unhappy with the growing violence set them on fire, July 14, 2021.
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It is necessary to put an end to the external shock therapy that has failed to generate a new social contract in Haiti and bring the country the prosperity it has been promised.
Young men protesting the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse near the Petion-Ville police station in Port-au-Prince, July 8.
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The current chaos in Haiti can be explained by the country’s political, institutional, economic and security conditions.
Artists and intellectuals provide inspiration at a time of insecurity in Haiti.
Why the rest of the world needs to listen to Haitian voices and take a longer view of Haiti’s unique history.
Haitians seeking asylum.
gather July 10, 2021, at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti after the president’s assassination plunged the country further into chaos,
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President Moïse is dead. Two politicians say they’re in charge. Parliament is suspended. A Haitian studies scholar explains Haiti’s power vacuum and says elections alone won’t restore democracy there.