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After UN Troubles, Haiti Wary of New Justice Mission
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After UN Troubles, Haiti Wary of New Justice Mission

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) – A new United Nations-backed mission to support Haiti’s justice system has had a mixed reaction from local politicians and civil society groups after long-standing criticism of its predecessor. President Jovenel Moise’s government has welcomed the deployment of the U.N. mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) in the face of opposition…

UN Replaces Haitian Peacekeeping Mission
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UN Replaces Haitian Peacekeeping Mission

The United Nations (UN) replaced on Monday its peacekeeping mission in Haiti with a smaller police presence which is expected to be drawn down after two years as the country boosts its own force. The new mission is known as the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) and is aimed at focusing on…

New UN Mission Aims to Boost Haiti Rule of Law
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New UN Mission Aims to Boost Haiti Rule of Law

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (AFP) – A new United Nations mission dedicated to supporting the rule of law in Haiti began Monday, after the end of a 13-year peacekeeping mission in the deeply impoverished Caribbean nation rocked by political instability. The UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), composed of 1,275 police officers and 350 civilians,…

UN Envoy Reports Greater Stability & Security in Haiti
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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…

Haiti More Vulnerable Than Ever
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Haiti More Vulnerable Than Ever

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Haiti may have been largely spared from this year’s worst hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and Maria — but it is still picking up the pieces from disastrous Matthew last year. That hurricane, which struck a year ago to the day, killed more than 500 people and caused two billion dollars in…

Hurricane Matthew: A Year Later
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Hurricane Matthew: A Year Later

Hurricane Matthew was a devastating blow, forcing more than 175,000 people from their homes and leaving 750,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance. In the months following the storm, nonprofit Mercy Corps, with the help of generous donors, provided urgent supplies like shelter kits and cash, which enabled people to purchase what they needed most while also infusing cash into local economies.

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