Haiti

Haiti radio drama teaches people how to stay alive during disasters

A popular UN-backed radio drama series is teaching people in Haiti how to stay alive when disasters hit, the producer of the show, Christina Guerin, has said.

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Haiti: Peacekeeping chief points to changes in mandate of UN mission

While the security situation in Haiti is “not perfect,” solid progress has been made over the past few years, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations has said, stressing that the Organization is considering a change in the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in the island nation, known as MINUSTAH.

Haitian Government, UN and partners launch two-year plan aimed at saving lives, building resilience

The United Nations together with relief organizations in Haiti have launched a two-year, $291 million response plan with the Government to reach more than 2.4 million people across the island that was struck by a devastating hurricane last October.

News in Brief 7 February 2017 (PM)

Surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine forces children out of school

Thousands of children have been forced out of schools in eastern Ukraine following last week’s surge in fighting, humanitarian organisations in the country have confirmed.

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Three months after Hurricane Matthew, 1.5 million Haitians face hunger – UN agencies report

While the number of Haitians facing hunger in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew has declined steadily in the three months since the deadly storm ripped through the tiny island nation, more than 1.5 million people nevertheless remain food insecure, the United Nations said today.

News in Brief 17 January 2016 (PM)

Push to restore Yemen truce and address country’s humanitarian crisis

Efforts are being made by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen to encourage parties to the conflict to restore April’s cessation of hostilities and address the country’s “dire” humanitarian situation.

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Donor “consortium” needed to back up Haiti’s long-term recovery

A consortium of donors committed to improving Haiti’s water and sanitation is needed to help eradicate cholera from the island, in support of the new government.

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Donor 'consortium' needed to bolster Haiti's long-term recovery and eradicate cholera, UN adviser says

A senior United Nations adviser called today for a new “consortium” of donors committed to improving Haiti's water supply and sanitation services to help finally eradicate cholera from the island, in support of the newly-elected President Jovenel Moïse.

News in Brief 13 January 2017(AM)

Courage of Haiti earthquake survivors praised by UN

The courage “determination and dedication” of those who survived the devastating earthquake which hit Haiti seven years ago, has been praised by the UN.

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Paying tribute to earthquake victims, UN adviser says ‘Haiti on its path to political stability’

Marking the seventh anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti, a United Nations special adviser today paid tribute to the victims of the catastrophe which claimed the lives of 200,000 Haitians, as well as 102 UN personnel.