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UN’s Le Roy: Haiti Peacekeeping Mission Prevented “Total Chaos”

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Alain Le Roy, the outgoing head of the United Nations peacekeeping forces, said that before the earthquake in Haiti, UN peacekeepers had contributed to five years of stability, and prevented a descent into “total chaos” …

Haiti: UN Forces on Alert ahead of Storm

 Above: UN peacekeepers conduct an emergency response training exercise (UN Photo/Victoria Hazou) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nearly 12,000 United Nations peacekeepers are on emergency standby in Haiti as tropical storm Emily heads towards the island, which is still struggling …

UN: Politics, Aid Challenges Hurt Haiti

 Above: debris-clearing in Haiti (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Haiti has seen improvements, aid coordination in the country remains a challenge, and the inability of Haiti’s political leaders to form a government has presented a challenge, according …

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 Above: Mariano Fernandez Amunategui (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) Mariano Fernandez Amunategui has been named the next head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti. Amunategui, a career diplomat, is the special representative of Ban Ki-Moon, secretary general of the United …

 U.N. Photo/Sophia Paris By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations is urging governments to suspend all involuntary returns to Haiti due to the still-precarious situation in the country. “Despite the recent elections and ongoing reconstruction efforts, Haiti, weakened by …