Haiti

Three UN peacekeepers in Haiti wounded during patrols

Three United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti were shot at and slightly wounded by so far unidentified people during weekend patrols in an area of the Caribbean country's capital, Port-au-Prince, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said today.

UN begins formal inquiry into rape allegations against UN police officers in Haiti

A board of inquiry into a Haitian woman's accusation that she was raped last week by two civilian police officers serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean country has begun its work.

UN probing rape allegations against peacekeepers in Haiti

A preliminary investigation into a Haitian woman's rape accusations against United Nations peacekeepers suggests that the encounter involved prostitution, but since the personal code of conduct for "blue helmets" forbids that kind of contact, the soldiers will be disciplined, a UN spokesman said today.

UN mission in Haiti says nearly 500 prisoners have escaped from national prison

Nearly 500 prisoners escaped during an “armed commando” attack on the national penitentiary in Haiti’s capital over the weekend, but the Haitian police joined in returning two jailed ministers from the government of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the United Nations mission in the Caribbean country said.

UN envoy appeals to Caribbean Community to help with Haiti's reconstruction

The top United Nations envoy for Haiti has appealed to the Caribbean Heads of State and government to lend a hand in reconstructing post-conflict Haiti and start a new form of cooperation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the island nation.