Haiti

UN urges massive campaign in Haiti to boost cholera prevention measures

United Nations humanitarian officials are calling for “massive mobilization activities” in Haiti to promote prevention and early treatment in the cholera epidemic which has already killed more than 2,760 people and infected over 130,000 others, nearly 71,000 of whom were hospitalized.

Farmers’ fear of cholera threatens rice harvest in Haiti – UN agency

Farmers in north-western Haiti are likely to lose a significant portion of their rice harvest due to reluctance to work in paddy fields they fear are contaminated by the cholera-causing bacteria, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, adding that it is helping to carry out a hygiene awareness campaign among the farming communities.

Haiti: Ban appeals for more funds to fight cholera, sets up panel to probe its origins

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to the world for more funds to fight the cholera epidemic in Haiti that has already killed more than 2,400 people and infected nearly 110,000 others, 55,000 of whom had to be hospitalized.

UN in talks to set up independent panel of experts to probe origin of cholera in Haiti

The United Nations is exploring the establishment of an international scientific panel to look into the source of the cholera epidemic in Haiti.

Haiti: UN calls on candidates in disputed poll to use legal means and avoid violence

With a three-day window opening today for candidates to formally lodge complaints in Haiti’s disputed elections, the United Nations and its partners have called on all concerned to use these legal means and to urge their supporters to avoid further violence.

Haiti: Security Council calls on all sides to end post-electoral violence

The Security Council today called on all sides in Haiti to refrain from further violence in the dispute over preliminary results from last month’s first round of presidential and legislative elections.

Haiti: Ban appeals for end to violence after election results announced

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed for an end to violence in Haiti following the announcement of preliminary election results in a country that has already been ravaged this year by a devastating earthquake and a raging cholera epidemic.

Haiti: Ban appeals for immediate massive aid to fight deadly cholera epidemic

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to provide immediate massive aid to Haiti to fight a deadly cholera epidemic raging through the impoverished country, warning that hundreds of thousands of lives are at risk.

UN calls on Haitians to ignore unofficial election results

The United Nations has called on Haitians to ignore unofficial results of Sunday’s presidential and legislative elections and to wait for the official results to be announced next Tuesday by the country’s electoral council.

Reported cholera cases in Haiti rise to 72,000 – UN agency

The number of reported cases of cholera in Haiti has risen to just over 72,000, including 1,648 deaths, the United Nations health agency said today, noting that fewer deaths are now being recorded than earlier in the epidemic, which erupted in late October.