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New York: Amid continuing gang warfare and a vacuum of law and order, Haiti is “on the verge of an abyss” said the UN human rights chief Volker Türk on Thursday, warning that any hope of a sustainable recovery requires “urgent and sustained action” to tackle the root causes of the overlapping crises afflicting the island nation. more
Haiti: ‘Triple threat’ of cholera, malnutrition and violence puts young lives at risk

New York: Immediate action is needed to save young lives in Haiti amid the “triple threat” of cholera, malnutrition and violence, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child ( ...

Security Council approves sanctions package for Haiti to quell gang violence

New York: The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously approved a sanctions regime for Haiti, targeting gang leaders and those who finance them, in the hope of easing months of violence ...

‘Catastrophic’ hunger recorded in Haiti for first time, UN warns

New York: An unrelenting series of crises has trapped vulnerable Haitians in a cycle of growing desperation, without access to food, fuel, markets, jobs and public services, the Food and ...

Farmers in northern Haiti dig for resilience

New York: Farmers in the north of Haiti are working to build their resilience to extreme weather patterns in an attempt to better protect themselves from the loss of property and crops th ...

UN migration agency launches $15 million appeal for Haiti

New York: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Monday launched a $15 million appeal to support some 137,000 families affected by the deadly earthquake that rocked souther ...

A third of Haiti’s children in urgent need of emergency aid: UNICEF

New York: Nearly a third of all children in Haiti – numbering around 1.5 million - are in urgent need of emergency relief due to rising violence, insufficient access to clean water, ...

Haiti: funding gap threatens the lives of nearly 86,000 children

New York: In Haiti, the number of severely malnourished under-fives could more than double this year, UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Monday. Some could die if they do not recei ...

Haiti: Food insecurity expected to rise next year, UN humanitarian agency reports

New York: The number of Haitians who do not have sufficient food to eat is expected to surpass four million next year, the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, said on Friday.

‘All actors’ must lend support as humanitarian crisis continues in Haiti, UN rights chief urges

New York: Expressing deep concern for the impact on human rights of ongoing political unrest in Haiti, the UN rights chief on Friday called on all actors to acknowledge the grievances of ...