2.More than 10% of Haitian children die before age five. 3.Eighty percent of Haitians live under the poverty line and 54% live in abject poverty. The average per capita income in Haiti is $480 a year, compared to $33,550 in the United States. 4.Because of both violence and AIDS, Haiti has the highest percentage of orphans of any country in the Western Hemisphere. Before the 2010 earthquake, the United Nations estimated there were 430,000 orphans. 5.Nearly 1.5 million people left Haiti in the early 1990s. 6.A typical worker in Haiti makes only $2.75 a day. Because jobs are so scarce (approximately 70% do not have regular jobs), those who do have jobs are afraid to speak out against unfair labor practices. 7.Only 53% of Haitians can read and write. 20.Only about 10% of all Haitian children enrolled in elementary school go on to a high school. 35.Haiti is one of the least developed yet most densely populated countries in the Western Hemisphere. Its population density is 747 people per square mile (295 per sq. km.).c Comparable in size to Haiti, Vermont’s population density is 65.8 people per square mile (25.9 sq.km.).k The United States' is 79.55 people per square miles (30.71 sq. km.). 49.In Haiti, there is one hospital bed for every 10,000 inhabitants. There are only about eight doctors and 10 nurses for every 100,000 inhabitants. 50.The life expectancy for Haiti is low: 50 years for men and 53 years for women. 51.Haitians have the lowest caloric intake in the Americas, which has led to chronic and often fatal diseases.d An estimated 25-40% of children under five suffer chronic malnutrition. 52.Anemia affects 59% of Haitian children between the ages of six months and five years. 87.Rape in Haiti has long been a problem and is often used as a political weapon. After the 2010 earthquake, some men handing out coupons for food distribution would demand sexual favors. 88 Little Known Facts about Haiti -In the last decade there has been little formal job creation. -It has consistently ranked among the most corrupt countries in the world on the Corruption Perceptions Index. -Foreign aid makes up approximately 40% of the government’s budget. The largest donor is the U.S. followed by Canada and the European Union. -Nearly two thirds of the Haitian population is illiterate. FAST FACTS: Haiti — A Nation Of Poverty « CBS Miami This is your typical black nation!