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The paralysis of agricultural and construction activities forces Haitians to return to their country.
In the Dominican Republic, the National Board for Migration and Refugees Coordinator William Charpantier Monday informed that about 70,000 Haiti’s citizens have returned home voluntarily because of the lack of employment and access to health services.
"The immigrants have been the most affected by the pandemic since the government has not helped them. Efforts to halt the COVID-19 must be inclusive since we are all exposed," Charpantier pointed out.
Due to the paralysis of agricultural and construction activities, many immigrants have been forced to sell trinkets on the streets, move to the country's Eastern region to find job opportunities, or return to their homeland.
The Dominican Republic does not have a record of Haitians with coronavirus or Haitians killed from the pandemic, since foreigners are not even considered for COVID-19 testing.
���� Thanks to food kits from UNHCR and @WFP, vulnerable families in the Dominican Republic are receiving vital support to help get them through the pandemic.