Facts on Haiti

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  • Total Population – 10.17 million (World Bank)
  • Life expectancy rate – 62yrs (World Bank)
  • 77% life at poverty rate (UNDP)
  • 21.9% of children under 5 years old with chronic malnutrition (UNDP)
  • 40% unemployment rate (UNDP)
  • 56% of Haitians live on less than a dollar a day, 76% on less than two dollars a day. (UNDP)
  • Land Area: 27,750 sq km – slightly smaller than Maryland (CNN.com)
  • 34.6% of the population are ages 0-14 (CIA, World Factbook) 
  • More than 120,000 Haitians are currently living with HIV and AIDS-the highest rate in the Americas (World Vision)
  • Haiti is the least developed country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world. (World Vision)
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