Haiti

UN peacekeepers improve security in Haiti, work with civil groups

Security, one of the main concerns of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, has greatly improved in the Caribbean nation, allowing UN teams to work with their Haitian counterparts on such pressing civil issues as the HIV/AIDS pandemic, a mission spokesman said.

Haiti: Government pays demobilized soldiers following UN-supported meeting

The Interim Government of Haiti today began paying former soldiers who have since demobilized following on agreements reached during talks supported by the United Nations mission in the country (MINUSTAH).

As UN nears full troop strength in Haiti, lull in violence is reported

Violence-wracked Haiti, which was plunged into political turmoil earlier this year and then further destabilized by natural disasters, has seen a lull in the violence in recent days, while the United Nations mission in the country (MINUSTAH) is nearly up to full military capacity.

Haiti: UN helps remove ex-soldiers occupying Aristide house

United Nations peacekeepers took less than an hour last Friday to move an armed group of demobilized soldiers who were squatting in the house of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a UN spokesman said today.

UN calls on Haitian armed groups not to act under cover of official deployment

The United Nations mission in Haiti has called on armed groups in the country to refrain from occupying spaces or taking part in its large-scale deployment to maintain order in Cité Soleil, one of the low-income districts in the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Recruiting music to fight hunger, UN releases video to aid Haitian flood victims

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today enlisted music into the battle to help thousands of impoverished Haitians recover from the deadly tropical storm that devastated their country in September, releasing a video by Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Wyclef Jean to help raise funds.

UN mission carries out massive security deployment in Haitian capital

The United Nations mission in Haiti, together with the Haitian National Police, carried out a massive pre-dawn deployment and took over Cité Soleil, a low-income area of the Haitian capital that has been sheltering armed gangs, the mission said.

Haiti: UN mission promises improved security as more troops arrive

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti is set to have more than 8,000 troops and police on the ground by the end of this month and will be able to demonstrate to country's people its determination to disarm rogue groups and establish security, the senior UN envoy to the country has said.

Facing worsening violence, UN mission in Haiti is renewed for 6 more months

The Security Council today renewed for another six months the 8,500-strong United Nations peacekeeping force in Haiti after hearing a report from Secretary-General Kofi Annan outlining a deteriorating security situation with a surge of violence in the impoverished Caribbean country.

Security situation in Haiti has deteriorated with proliferation of illegal arms - UN

The security situation in Haiti has deteriorated over the past three months with a surge of violence, underlining the need to remove all illegal weapons from the streets, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in his latest report on the impoverished Caribbean country.