Renowned US doctor appointed to support UN efforts to eliminate cholera in Haiti

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed renowned United States physician Paul Farmer to help galvanize support to eliminate cholera in Haiti, where the disease has already claimed over 7,750 lives.

Investments key for long-term resilience, rebuilding agriculture in Haiti – UN agency

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has stressed that investments are crucial to help rehabilitate Haiti’s agricultural sector in the wake of various natural disasters this year that caused colossal damage to the farming and fishing industries.

UN appeals for additional funds for hurricane-struck Haiti

Hurricane Sandy has been classified as the largest Atlantic tropical system on record. After cutting a destructive path through the Caribbean, it caused widespread damage to the east coast of the United States.

Gerry Adams reports.

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Haiti: UN warns 1.5 million people could remain at risk of food insecurity in 2013

The United Nations food relief agency today warned that more than 1.5 million Haitians could remain at risk of food insecurity well into 2013 if they do not receive adequate assistance to recover from a series of natural disasters that have hit the country over the past six months, including a drought, Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Sandy.

Haiti: UN and authorities seek $74 million to help farm sector recover from Hurricane Sandy

The United Nations food agency and the Haitian Government are seeking to raise $74 million over the next 12 months to help the country’s agricultural sector recover from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which hit the Caribbean nation two weeks ago.

UN relief agency estimates 1.8 million Haitians have been affected by Hurricane Sandy

Some 1.8 million Haitians have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, the United Nations relief agency said today after its first assessment of the situation in the region, adding that food security remains an urgent concern in the Caribbean nation.

Food insecurity major concern after Hurricane Sandy strikes Haiti – UN official

A senior United Nations humanitarian official said today that over a million people in Haiti are facing food insecurity as a result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, which ploughed through the Caribbean nation before wreaking havoc along the east coast of the United States earlier this week.

Security Council extends mandate of UN peacekeepers in Haiti for another year

The Security Council today extended the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti for another year, and decided to reduce the overall force levels as responsibility for security is gradually handed over to the national police.

Haiti must strengthen rule of law institutions to consolidate progress – UN

Haiti must focus on strengthening its rule of law institutions, including its national police and electoral council, to consolidate the gains it has achieved in recent years, the United Nations Security Council heard today as it reviewed developments in the Caribbean country.

Despite progress, Haiti facing challenges on justice reform and poverty – UN official

A United Nations human rights official today said that while Haiti shows encouraging signs of progress, it is still facing challenges such as justice reform and poverty, and called on the international community to support the country’s long-term development.