DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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GENERAL DATA

Poverty rate:

23%

out of the total population.

MIGRATION DATA

  • Sending country: About 1.6 Dominicans or 15% of the population live abroad, mainly in the US (75%), Spain (11%), and Italy (3%). 

  • Destination country: About 600.000 immigrants, representing 6% of the total population live in the Dominican Republic. The main countries of origin are Haiti  (87%), the US (3%), and Spain (1.3%).

IMPACT BY COVID-19

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* daily data update

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STATE MEASURES

  • The government declared a state of emergency and curfew that prohibits all transit and movement of people from 5 pm to 6 am. 

  • Border closures. Ports and airports are only open for merchandise trade.

  • The cruises’ arrival has been suspended in all ports and shores. 

  • The Ministry of Defense of the Dominican Republic in support of the Public Health measures has arranged border controls with Haiti. 

  • At docks, military personnel take the temperature of anyone who enters the country through these routes in order to diagnose and establish subsequent supervision.

  • A telephone line was set to answer COVID-19 related questions. 

  • Public transportation has suspended service. 

  • All events and public gatherings of all kinds have been suspended. 

  • The government announced a considerable increase in temporary subsidies that deliver a Solidarity card to 811,000 low-income families to pay for food, gas, and electricity. 

  • This economic measure does not favor Haitians.   

  • So far, no explicit measures have been taken to support Dominican migrants abroad.

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