Etiqueta: Robert Muggah

Less than 15% of Haitians knew about Hurricane Matthew before the disaster

Haiti has been battered by waves of natural disasters over the past few years. Hurricane Matthew – which struck the country in October 2016, was especially devastating. The Igarapé Institute research team led surveys of close to 3,000 people immediately after the earthquake in October 2016, again in December 2016 and February 2017. It’s the most comprehensive accounting of how Haitians were affected by hurricane Matthew.

Drugs, Guns, and Selfies: Gangs on Social Media

“It turns out that the gangs, being young men, are very active on social media,” says Muggah. “They use it to tag (mark territory), they use it to coerce, they use it to recruit

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