Haiti

Haiti: UN peacekeeping mission voices concern at recent violence in several cities

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti today voiced its concern at recent incidents of violence in several cities and urged everyone in the country to work towards ensuring a peaceful society.

Security Council extends UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti for another year

The Security Council today voted unanimously to extend the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti until mid-October 2014 so it can continue contributing to stability and development in the small Caribbean nation.

UN renews pledge to help Haiti overcome cholera epidemic

The United Nations remains committed to do all that it can do to help the people of Haiti overcome the cholera epidemic, a spokesperson for the world body said today.

UN urges Dominican Republic to ensure citizens of Haitian origin do not lose nationality

The United Nations human rights office today urged the Government of the Dominican Republic to take all necessary measures to ensure that citizens of Haitian origin are not deprived of their right to nationality in light of a recent court ruling.

UN envoy tells Security Council overdue polls continue to hamper progress in Haiti

The ongoing electoral stalemate in Haiti, already linked to socio-economic grievances, could undermine the political and security situations, the new head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country said in her first briefing to the Security Council.

UN organizations in Haiti deeply concerned by rise in homophobic violence

The United Nations in Haiti today called on key political, religious and community leaders to inspire respect for rights and encourage restraint from expressions of hatred and contempt amid increase in homophobic violence in the country.

Ban appoints Dutch national to head UN humanitarian coordination in Haiti

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Peter de Clercq of the Netherlands to the top United Nations humanitarian coordination position in Haiti.

UN emergency fund allocates extra $1.5 million for cholera response in Haiti

The United Nations emergency relief fund will allocate an additional $1.5 million to the cholera response in Haiti, at a time when cases are set to rise due to the rainy season.

Haiti: UN warns 1.5 million people face severe hunger following weather shocks

The United Nations food relief agency said it remained extremely concerned by the plight of 1.5 million people in Haiti who need food assistance, following extreme weather conditions and poor harvests.

Haiti: Senior UN official ‘gravely concerned’ by forced evictions of displaced families

Following the razing of a temporary camp sight in Haiti, a senior United Nations official today expressed concern about ongoing illegal forced evictions and human rights abuses of families displaced by the 2010 earthquake.