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UNICEF ensures thousands have safe drinking water in Haiti

More than 30,000 people displaced by gang violence in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, have access to safe drinking water thanks to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners.

Canada's first attempt to airlift citizens out of Haiti grounded by poor weather conditions

Toronto/IBNS: Efforts to bring 18 Canadians out of Haiti by helicopter flights were postponed Monday due to poor weather conditions in the Dominican Republic, Canada's ambassador André François Giroux said.

Haiti PM Areil Henry resigns amid violence and chaos

Port-au-Prince/Haiti: Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced early Tuesday that he would resign once a transitional presidential council is created, according to local media.

Haiti: UN envoy upholds critical role of elections amid rising gang violence

The security situation continues to deteriorate in Haiti as gang violence grows, and elections are crucial for the sustainable rule of law, the UN Special Representative in the country, María Isabel Salvador, told the Security Council on Monday.

Haiti: $21 million appeal to help thousands displaced by gang violence

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Government of Haiti are appealing for $21 million to ensure better protection and shelter conditions for tens of thousands of newly displaced people in the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince.

Haiti: Guterres welcomes decision to deploy multinational mission

UN engagement with Haiti will continue ahead of the deployment of an international support mission backing beleaguered police who are fighting rampant gang violence, the UN chief’s Spokesperson told journalists on Tuesday.

Security Council authorizes ‘historic’ support mission in Haiti

In what is being hailed as an historic first, the UN Security Council on Monday authorized the deployment of an international security force to help Haiti’s national police quell surging gang violence and restore security across the strife-torn Caribbean nation.

Haitian Prime Minister calls for urgent deployment of multinational force to quash gang violence

Addressing the UN General Assembly on Friday, Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry again appealed for international support to combat rampant gang violence – one element of the multi-dimensional crisis affecting his country.

Haiti violence: ‘Carnage needs to stop’ says UN relief chief

Haiti is in the grip of “extreme brutality”, with gang-related violence continuing to force thousands from their homes amidst widespread suffering, said the UN’s top humanitarian official there.

Haiti: ‘Unimaginable violence’ against women, children, reports UNICEF

Persistent violence in Haiti remains a significant concern for the safety and welfare of its most vulnerable citizens, especially women and children, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday, citing reports of an “alarming spike” in kidnapping and other crimes.

WFP forced to slash food aid as half of all Haitians go hungry

New York: The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been compelled to reduce the number of people receiving emergency food assistance in Haiti due to a lack of funding, affecting around 100,000 people, the agency reported on Monday.

Guterres appeals for humanitarian, security and political action to end Haiti’s ‘living nightmare’

New York: The world must act now to stem the violence and instability in Haiti, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, appealing for simultaneous action on the humanitarian, security, and political fronts.

Haiti: ‘Take urgent action now’ urges ECOSOC President

New York: Words are not enough to alleviate the multiple crises afflicting Haiti, said the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Friday, in an appeal for urgent international action.

Almost 3 million children ‘desperately need protection and support’ in Haiti

New York: Nearly three million children, the highest number on record, need humanitarian support in Haiti, where they face staggering levels of violence that have exacerbated hunger and malnutrition in a country already mired in poverty and a resurgence of deadly cholera.

Earthquake in Haiti kills 4, injures 36

Port-au-Prince/UNI: A powerful 4.9-magnitude earthquake off the southwest coast of Haiti has resulted in the death of four people and 36 more people suffering injuries, the Haitian Directorate for Civil Protection said.