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Secretary-General welcomes launch of new UN mission in Haiti.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterrs welcomed the establishment Monday of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti , following the closure of its predecessor peacekeeping mission.

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40 people missing as migrant vessel sinks off Haiti.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Oct 16 — About 40 people are missing after a migrant vessel sunk the northern coast of Haiti, the civil emergency authorities have said. Seven people were rescued yesterday by search teams scouring the seas off the island of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

40 people missing as migrant vessel sinks off Haiti.

About 40 people are missing after a migrant vessel sunk the northern coast of Haiti, the civil emergency authorities have said.

- The Daily Star - LB

Haiti, the UN and the unintended effects of a peace mission.

After 13 years, the United Nations is ending its stabilization mission in Haiti. But as the last UN soldiers leave the Caribbean island, many issues remain unresolved — for both Haiti and the UN.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Sergeant major returns to high school to inspire young people.

Jose Antonio Velazquez has served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Korea, Haiti, Japan and mostly recently in a high-ranking public affairs position at the Pentagon.

- Stars and Stripes - US

IMF to help Haiti with fiscal policy to mobilise investments.

WASHINGTON, United States , The International Monetary Fund has agreed to work with Haiti on implementing a six-month Staff-Monitored Programme fiscal policy that will focus on mobilising domestic revenue to make room for needed increases in public investment, including investments in health, education and social services.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

INTERVIEW: Haiti on path to stability, development thanks to UN mission, says envoy.

After 13 years, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti will close its doors on 15 October. The Mission was established by the Security Council at a time when State authority had been weak and limited to parts of the capital, Port-au-Prince, with the three branches of power either non-functional or non-existent, ...

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One Year After Hurricane Matthew: 'We Weren't Really Prepared'.

One year ago, Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti killing hundreds of people and destroying countless buildings. The country's already fragile health care system collapsed. Medical professionals talk about the day the storm hit.

- Spiegel Online - DE

UN Envoy Reports Greater Stability & Security in Haiti.

12 October 2017 – 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 ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Images of the Legacy of UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti.

12 October 2017 – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, will close on 15 October 2017, replaced with a smaller group of police and civilian officers who will help the Government to strengthen rule of law and security in the ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Sent to Haiti to keep the peace, departing UN troops leave a damaged nation in their wake.

Sent to Haiti to keep the peace, departing UN troops leave a damaged nation in their wake...

- MENAFN - JO

Sent to Haiti to keep the peace, departing UN troops leave a damaged nation in their wake

On the eve of its departure from Haiti after a 13-year stabilization effort, the UN faces accusations that its troops used excessive force to fight gangs, killing innocent bystanders.

- The Conversation - UK

Ahead of UN mission's closure, envoy reports greater stability, security in 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.

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FEATURE: Images of the legacy of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, will close on 15 October 2017, replaced with a smaller group of police and civilian officers who will help the Government to strengthen rule of law and security in the Caribbean country.

- UN - INT

TPS for Haiti, Why not Mexico?

In January 2010, Haiti was rocked by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people and did widespread infrastructure damage. Afterwards among other measures, the United States extended Temporary Protected Status to Haitians in the U.S. The U.S. Congress established the TPS program in 1990 as part of the ...

- Voice of America - US

Haitian among three arrested after ganja bust

A Haitian is among three people arrested on Sunday following the seizure of more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana in Hellshire, St Catherine.The police have not released the names of those in custody.In a release yesterday, the constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit said the ganja was seized about 8:30 am during an ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Shinji Kagawa's injury-time goal gives Japan draw with Haiti

Shinji Kagawa scored deep into injury time to save Japan from an embarrassing defeat in a 3-3 friendly draw with minnow Haiti on Tuesday night.Japan, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Haiti looks to Benin for guidance on voodoo crimes

With zombification, for example, Haitian voodoo priests are said to administer a powder to the victim giving the appearance of clinical death

- Daily Monitor - UG

Haiti looks to Benin for guidance on voodoo crimes

Cotonou, Benin, Oct 10 - 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 and ocean, share the same history but also ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

A Year After a Hurricane, Stepping Out of Limbo in Haiti

The remote Haitian island of Île-à-Vache was devastated by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Some residents have been able to rebuild their homes. For others, it is taking longer.

- International NY Times - US

A year after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti's children still incredibly vulnerable to disasters - UNICEF

One year has passed since Hurricane Matthew made landfall in southwest Haiti – leaving terrible destruction in its wake – but children and adolescents on the island still remain highly vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters and extreme weather events, the United Nations Children's Fund has warned.

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One year on from Hurricane Matthew, Haiti's children still incredibly vulnerable to disasters

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Haiti Results of malnutrition screening show the need for continuing care with 7,443 cases of acute malnutrition including 2,343 cases of severe and 5,100 cases of moderate acute malnutrition.PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 4 October 2017 - One year after Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 hurricane, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

One year on from Hurricane Matthew, Haiti's children still incredibly vulnerable to disasters - UNICEF

One year has passed since Hurricane Matthew made landfall in southwest Haiti – leaving terrible destruction in its wake – but children and adolescents on the island still remain highly vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters and extreme weather events, the United Nations Children's Fund has warned.

- UN - INT

Global Task Force on Cholera Control will help countries cut deaths by 90 percent

Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, World Health Organization, Johns Hopkins University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UN Children's Fund, WaterAid, Médecins Sans Frontières, GAVI Alliance Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, ...

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