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Haiti Debt

Why Did Countries Lend to Haiti?

Daniel Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altman

Why did countries lend to Haiti in the first place, if poor countries have such a hard time repaying their debts even without natural disasters? Should they lend again?

Cancel Haiti's Debt

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

There is a quickly growing movement to forgive Haiti's $1 billion in outstanding debt and to insure that aid to earthquake victims takes the form of grants, not more loans.

World Bank: We Are in Haiti for the Long Haul

Yvonne Tsikata | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne Tsikata

Today's announcement that we're waiving all debt payments from Haiti for the next 5 years is only a small sliver of our much larger commitment to Haiti.

Drop Haiti's Debt

Keren Dongo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Keren Dongo

Since the earthquake, I have wanted nothing more than to go to Haiti to help, hold, and comfort my family and other survivors. But since I can't, I'm instead fighting for Haiti's old debts to be excused.