2004-08: FREE ELECTIONS, NATURAL DISASTERS

The story of Hurricane Ivan and Hurricane Jeanne.



Floods damage parts of Haiti in 2004 and in addition, the country was it by two hurricanes; Hurricane Ivan and Hurricane Jeanne. Jeanne kills at least 3,000 and leaves another 250,000 Haitians homeless. The flooding destroys key rice and fruit harvests.


Less than a year later, Hurricane Dennis kills 56 and causes an additional $50 million in damages for Haitians. 2008 sees a string of natural disasters within just one month, including Tropical Storms Fay and Hanna and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, destroying 25% of the country’s economy.



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