Facts About Haiti

  • Population: over 9.5 million
  • Capital: Port-Au-Prince
  • Smaller than the size of Maryland
  • Poorest country in the Western Hemisphere
  • 80% of the population lives in poverty
  • Language: Haitian Creole and French
  • Girls tend to miss a lot of school due to lack of sanitary pads
  • #1 country for women with cervical cancer because of rapes and unhealthy environment
  • Less than ½ of the population has access to health care services
  • About 63% of the population does not have access to clean water or sanitary restroom facilities