UN Experts urge Dominican Republic to restore citizenship to those not registered at birth

A group of United Nations human rights experts on the African diaspora today called on the Government of the Dominican Republic to adopt the necessary legal measures to restore Dominican citizenship for all those born in the country, but not registered at birth.

UN increases appeal for storm victims in Dominican Republic to $18.5 million

The United Nations is seeking an additional $4.1 million to aid storm victims in the Dominican Republic, bringing the total requested over the past two months to $18.5 million.

UN agencies mobilize aid for Dominican flood victims

United Nations relief agencies are providing food and hygiene items in the Dominican Republic, where more than 60,000 people remain displaced following Tropical Storm Olga, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today.

After second deadly storm strikes Dominican Republic, UN relief agencies step in

United Nations relief agencies have activated their emergency response systems in the Dominican Republic for the second time in just over a month after the country was hit this week by Tropical Storm Olga, which has killed at least 27 people as it crossed the Caribbean region.

Money yields power, but not equality, for Dominican migrant women – UN study

Dominican Republic women who migrated abroad to earn more money were empowered by their new roles as household breadwinners and decision-makers but were still expected to conform to traditional gender roles, according to a study released today by the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW).

Annan hails Dominican Republic for progress on antipoverty goals

On an official visit to the Dominican Republic today, Secretary-General Kofi Annan praised the country's progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of global antipoverty targets adopted at a United Nations summit meeting held in 2000.

UN development agency honours baseball stars for relief aid Dominican Republic, Haiti

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has joined the Dominican Ambassador in honouring Dominican stars from the United States Major League Baseball at a pre-game ceremony at Boston’s Fenway Park for their successful efforts to raise funds and public support for the rebuilding of flood-destroyed areas of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, including their personal contributions.

Thousands of flood victims in Haiti, Dominican Republic need urgent aid - UN

Thousands of people along the Haitian-Dominican border lacking drinking water and food need urgent aid after raging floods left nearly 2,000 people dead or missing, destroyed crops, decimated livestock, and cut off roads and electricity, according to a United Nations relief assessment released today.

As floods death toll nears 900, UN disaster assessment teams headed to Hispaniola

Two teams of United Nations disaster experts are headed to storm-lashed Haiti and the Dominican Republic to assess the damage and coordinate emergency relief efforts following flash floods and mudslides that have killed hundreds.

UN humanitarian team taking aid to area of flooded Haiti

A team of United Nations humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) today will carry aid to one of the areas of Haiti worst affected by the raging floods that followed days of torrential rain, killing nearly 400 people and injuring almost 1,000 in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.