April Riots break out in Les Cayes and Port-au-Prince over high food prices, forcing the ouster of Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis.
August Tropical Storm Fay, Hurricane Gustav, Tropical Storm Hanna and Hurricane Ike strike within a month, leaving nearly 800 people dead and wiping out a quarter of the economy. (to September)
November The Pétionville school collapse and the Grace Divine School collapse.
12 January A major earthquake, 7.0 on the Richter scale, kills over 230,000 and causes massive damage to buildings and infrastructure in Port-au-Prince.
Jovenel Moise is the President of Haiti since February 2017. Previously, final official results had shown him as the winner of the November 2016 election with an estimated voter turnout of 21%.