Daily Life In Haiti (24 Photos)

The Republic of Haiti occupies the western part of the island of the same name and the nearby islands of Gonav, Tortu, Vash, and others. In the east, the country borders the Dominican Republic. The population is 10.6 million people.

Daily Life In Haiti (24 Photos)

Near the bottom of the island of Hispaniola in southeast Haiti is a forgotten village, cut off from its own country, and slowly emptying as its residents leave for the neighbouring Dominican Republic. Without health services, electricity, or paved roads, Boucan Ferdinand lost its only road to the nearest Haitian town, Bois Negresse, in devastating floods back in 2004. Some of its residents have left for the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and others cling on to a precarious life. Many have crossed illegally into the more prosperous Dominican Republic. Here: Anita bathes his son Romenson Exalus at their house in Boucan Ferdinand, Haiti, April 10, 2018. (Photo by Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters)

Daily Life In Haiti (24 Photos)

Children attend a class at the school at a Baptist church in Boucan Ferdinand, Haiti, October 10, 2018. (Photo by Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters)

Daily Life In Haiti (24 Photos)

Tipiti cooks pasta as she combs her daughter’s hair in Boucan Ferdinand, Haiti, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters)

Daily Life In Haiti (24 Photos)

A man cuts a tree in the fields of Chapotin, with Boucan Ferdinand and the Dominican Republic in the background, on the trail that connects Boucan Ferdinand and Chapotin, Haiti, April 11, 2018. (Photo by Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters)

Daily Life In Haiti (24 Photos)

Brothers Manes (L) and Fresnels Exalus (R), and Naida Ogisten have a snack with relatives in the house of Manes and Naida in Boucan Ferdinand, Haiti, October 8, 2018. These people (politicians) win… and they forget about us, Fresnels said. When there is drought, we have to go to fetch water from the Dominican (Republic). They don’t even send a little bag here, Manes said. (Photo by Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters)

Daily Life In Haiti (24 Photos)

Romenson Exalus plays with a tire at his house in Boucan Ferdinand, Haiti, April 10, 2018. (Photo by Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters)

Daily Life In Haiti (24 Photos)

Women use a homemade tool to make holes and sow seeds in a field near Boucan Ferdinand, Haiti, April 6, 2018. (Photo by Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters)

Daily Life In Haiti (24 Photos)

Girls and a woman harvest corn in a field in Boucan Ferdinand, Haiti, October 2, 2018. (Photo by Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters)

Daily Life In Haiti (24 Photos)

Cristera Jusma hands a towel to Enol St. Pierre as he gets ready to go to the church in Boucan Ferdinand, Haiti, April 8, 2018. (Photo by Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters)

Daily Life In Haiti (24 Photos)

Children play outside a house in Boucan Ferdinand, Haiti, October 5, 2018. (Photo by Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters)

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