UN rights expert to visit Haiti later this week

The United Nations independent expert on the human rights situation in Haiti is set to tour the country and talk to senior officials about a range of issues, including the island nation's efforts to fight HIV/AIDS.

Haiti facing ‘silent’ food crisis with nearly half population hungry – UN agency

A “silent” food crisis is looming in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with over 3.8 million people – nearly half its total – suffering from hunger, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) warned today.

UN requests $84 million for 'silent crisis' in Haiti

The United Nations team in Haiti has appealed for $84 million for an emergency programme to assist the country's poorest communities facing an unprecedented economic crisis and deteriorating social conditions that have largely gone unnoticed by the international media.

UN launches $84 million appeal to address urgent needs of Haiti’s poor

The United Nations today launched an $84 million appeal to support its efforts to address over the next 18 months the emergency needs of the most vulnerable in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.