Haiti

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.

UNESCO denounces yet one more journalist’s murder, this time in Haiti

In yet another denunciation of the murder of a journalist, this time in Haiti and reportedly by police, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has condemned this “intolerable attack on democracy and rule of law.”

UN peacekeepers in Haiti face bullets and stones

One civilian police officer from the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has been injured by stone-throwers as he tried to rescue an alleged thief from a lynch mob and two other officers escaped to safety a day later after their vehicle came under fire.

Security Council plans trip to Haiti by end of May

Expressing concern about the disarmament and security situations in Haiti, the United Nations Security Council today said it was planning a mission to the troubled Caribbean country in the next several months.

Haiti receives funds for elections in 2005, UN mission says

A global agreement, initialled in the office of Prime Minister Gerard Latortue, is bringing $41 million from abroad to Haiti for its elections later this year, according to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

UN peacekeepers improve routes in Haitian capital

The United Nations peacekeeping force in Haiti has been emptying a city district of the burned tyres and stalled vehicles and repairing a section of railway as the troops do what they can to improve the lives of the people in the capital of the impoverished Caribbean nation.