Haiti, News

UN Envoy Reports Greater Stability & Security in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Haiti has seen a significant turnaround from profound instability, widespread political violence, and a climate of lawlessness that in 2004 impacted the every-day lives of millions of Haitians, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean islands country told the Security Council on Thursday. “Today, Haiti has a very...


Opinion, Uncategorized

Haiti UN Mission Leaving Under Cloud of Scandal

By Paula Donovan Haiti UN Mission is ending in scandal. After more than 10 tumultuous years, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, is winding down its military component amid “a relatively stable security situation,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said. But few are willing to celebrate a foreign intervention – which concludes in October –...
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Know Who You Are: Facing Criticism

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More Than Half of Reported Haiti Victims of Sexual Assault Under 18, Report Says

The data underlines the widespread effect of sexual gender-based violence said Dr. Carl Frédéric Casimir, MSF deputy medical coordinator in Haiti. More than half of the clinic’s patients are under 18 years old, according to the report. Many of these minors are survivors of rape. These kinds of attacks can cause unintended pregnancies, the spread of sexually-transmitted infections and negative mental health outcomes.

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Haiti Looks to Benin for Guidance on Voodoo Crimes

COTONOU, BENIN (AFP) – Three senators from Haiti pause in reflection in front of a statue of their country’s independence hero Toussaint Louverture in Allada, southern Benin, where he had his roots. The West African and Caribbean countries, separated by thousands of kilometres (miles) and ocean, share the same history but also the same religion...