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In Pictures: Protests subside, but economic aftershocks rattle Haitians

Updated : 2019-12-09 14:09:04

Hundreds of thousands of people are now suffering deep economic aftershocks after more than two months of demonstrations that rocked Haiti. The protests that drew tens of thousands of people at a time to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse also squeezed incomes, shuttered businesses and disrupted the transportation of basic goods.

Hundreds of thousands of people are now suffering deep economic aftershocks after more than two months of demonstrations that rocked Haiti.(AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Hundreds of thousands of people are now suffering deep economic aftershocks after more than two months of demonstrations that rocked Haiti.(AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
The disruption caused by recent protests, combined with rising commodity prices and the depreciation of the Haitian gourde against the US dollar, has reduced the ability of Haiti's poorest to buy food. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
The disruption caused by recent protests, combined with rising commodity prices and the depreciation of the Haitian gourde against the US dollar, has reduced the ability of Haiti's poorest to buy food. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
A moto-taxi driver takes two passengers past a burning barricade during a protest against fuel shortages in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haiti's economy, already fragile when the new round of protests began in mid-Sept., is in deep trouble with spiralling inflation and dwindling supplies, including fuel. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)
A moto-taxi driver takes two passengers past a burning barricade during a protest against fuel shortages in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haiti's economy, already fragile when the new round of protests began in mid-Sept., is in deep trouble with spiralling inflation and dwindling supplies, including fuel. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)
Children help their mother by preparing fish to fry and sell at the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A growing number of families across Haiti can't afford to buy enough food since protests began in September, with barricades preventing the flow of goods between the capital and the rest of the country. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Children help their mother by preparing fish to fry and sell at the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A growing number of families across Haiti can't afford to buy enough food since protests began in September, with barricades preventing the flow of goods between the capital and the rest of the country. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Marcelin Saingiles, a store owner who sells everything ranging from cold drinks to cookies, stands in his store in Delmas, a district of in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The 39-year-old father of three children says that he now struggles to buy milk and vegetables. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Marcelin Saingiles, a store owner who sells everything ranging from cold drinks to cookies, stands in his store in Delmas, a district of in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The 39-year-old father of three children says that he now struggles to buy milk and vegetables. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
A young man pushes a wheelbarrow home as his little brother takes a ride on it, in the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The two youths are going home after helping their mother by carrying items to sell in the market. In the last two years, Haiti’s currency, the gourde, declined 60% against the dollar and inflation recently reached 20%. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
A young man pushes a wheelbarrow home as his little brother takes a ride on it, in the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The two youths are going home after helping their mother by carrying items to sell in the market. In the last two years, Haiti’s currency, the gourde, declined 60% against the dollar and inflation recently reached 20%. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Children play near their home in the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. According to a joint statement by humanitarian organizations, an estimated 3.7 million Haitians require emergency food assistance. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Children play near their home in the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. According to a joint statement by humanitarian organizations, an estimated 3.7 million Haitians require emergency food assistance. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Street vendors sell their produce in Petion-Ville, Haiti. The protests that drew tens of thousands of people at a time to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse also squeezed incomes, shuttered businesses and disrupted the transportation of basic goods. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Street vendors sell their produce in Petion-Ville, Haiti. The protests that drew tens of thousands of people at a time to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse also squeezed incomes, shuttered businesses and disrupted the transportation of basic goods. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
The United Nations recently said 37 lakh people are facing emergency levels of food insecurity, including 10 lakh who are at stage four, one level below famine. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
The United Nations recently said 37 lakh people are facing emergency levels of food insecurity, including 10 lakh who are at stage four, one level below famine. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
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