Haiti

UN human rights officials urge Haiti to probe alleged killings and acts of torture

UN human rights officials in Haiti today urged the country’s authorities to properly investigate and prosecute police officers suspected of carrying out unlawful killings and acts of torture in the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Haiti: UN envoy sends condolences after boat tragedy claims 38 lives

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Haiti today sent his condolences to the country’s President and families of the 38 people who died at sea after their boat sank off Cuba’s eastern coast last week.

Almost two years after earthquake, Haiti shows signs of progress – UN official

Almost two years after the devastating earthquake that killed over 200,000 people, Haiti is showing remarkable signs of progress, a United Nations official said today, stressing that reconstruction efforts need to be put into context to assess their effectiveness.

Haiti: UN peacekeepers support police in efforts to curb crime

United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti and local police officers have carried out a four-day joint operation to target criminals operating in two neighbourhoods of Port-au Prince, the country’s capital.

Top UN envoy urges dialogue as tensions arise from arrest of Haitian lawmaker

The top United Nations envoy to Haiti today voiced his concern about the political tension created by the arrest last night of one of the country’s lawmakers and encouraged dialogue to resolve any differences.

Nearly 470,000 cholera cases reported in Haiti over the past year – UN

Almost 470,000 cases of cholera, including 6,595 deaths, have been reported in Haiti since an epidemic of the disease erupted in the Caribbean country one year ago, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

With new Government in place, UN urges united effort to rebuild Haiti

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti has congratulated the country’s new Prime Minister and his cabinet and urged all actors to work together to rebuild a strong and democratic nation.

Extending UN peacekeeping force in Haiti, Security Council cuts troop numbers

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for another year and agreed to reduce the number of troops on the ground by 2,500.

Haiti: UN peacekeepers to the rescue as flood waters engulf country’s south

United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti have evacuated hundreds of families from their homes and placed them in temporary shelters as flood waters rise across the country’s south after more than four days of torrential rain.

UN-led effort helps Haitians clear half of quake rubble in large-scale operation

Thousands of Haitians participating in a large-scale clean-up coordinated by the United Nations have removed more than 40 per cent of the 10 million cubic metres of rubble caused by last year’s earthquake.