Haiti, one of the world’s more poorest countries, is also vulnerable to the harsh realities of the climate crisis. Only a few days after the earthquake this month, the country experienced heavy rain as tropical Storm Grace approached, causing flooding and significant challenges for the humanitarian response.
Haiti’s historical and current debt is crippling the country’s ability to protect citizens from the devastation of the climate crisis and natural disasters like earthquakes.
With the G20 summit and global climate negotiations (COP26) approaching, global South governments, civil society organisations and communities will be making strong demands on global leaders to do better on debt relief. And we’ll be standing with them.
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