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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.