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April 20: National Diaspora Day in Haiti

April 20 marks National Diaspora Day in Haiti.  People of Haitian origin living abroad are collectively known as the diaspora.  More than a million Haitians are living in the United States and making valuable contributions to politics, culture, economy, and society.   The World Bank reports that the Haitian diaspora sends in excess of $1.4 billion annually to Haiti, making the diaspora the source of 20% of total annual GDP in Haiti.  They also provide a link of shared culture and language between our two countries.

We salute the contributions of the Haitian diaspora both in Haiti and in the United States!