An emergency response to support people affected by the landfall of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti is underway, the UN’s food agency has confirmed.
The tiny Caribbean island nation St Kitts and Nevis has been working with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to make sure it is in a “state of readiness” if a tsunami were to hit the low-lying archipelago.
There is a need for a “huge and massive” investment in the health care system in Haiti to address the challenges faced by aid workers in fighting cholera.
Peacekeepers working for the UN mission in Haiti have done what’s been described as a “beautiful job” making the Caribbean island nation “more secure” than it was when they arrived 12 years ago.
The issue of equality is expected to be at the centre of discussions getting underway in Mexico between representatives of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
After more than two months without an elected leader, Haitians will go to the polls in April to choose a new President.
A virus that could result in devastating birth defects has now spread to at least 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a branch of the World Health Organization.