One of the poorest countries in the world, Haiti is still struggling after a 2010 earthquake killed hundreds of thousands of people and left more than a million homeless. The nation's plight has stirred the emotions of a recent graduate from Tennessee, who is working to make the island nation self-sustainable. Loic Youth has more.
At least 16 people have died and millions are without power since Hurricane Maria walloped the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Once again, the U.S. military is answering the call to help federal government relief efforts. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb has the latest.
U.S. officials say damaged infrastructure in Puerto Rico has made it difficult to distribute aid and restore power quickly on an island devastated by Hurricane Maria. The Trump administration Thursday responded to critics for the second time this week, saying huge amounts of food, water and personnel have arrived, but damaged roads and debris are slowing distribution to the communities. Officials also said some of the reports about shortages are outdated. VOA'S Zlatica Hoke has more.