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U.N. Launches Fund to Support Response to Cholera in Haiti

New York, N.Y.The United Nations has launched a new trust fund to support a coordinated system-wide response from the UN and its partners to help Haiti overcome the cholera epidemic and support the establishment of strong water, sanitation and health systems in the country.   Delivery of cholera kits in Les Cayes, Haiti, after the […]

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‘The United Nations is With You,’ Ban Tells Haiti After Hurricane’s Wrath

New York,N.Y.  Haiti is facing its largest humanitarian disaster since the 2010 earthquake, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in Port-au-Prince, where he urged friends of the island nation worldwide to “step up” and provide the resources the Haitian people so desperately need in the wake of the “utter devastation” wrought by Hurricane Matthew. […]

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U.N. Mission in Haiti Focusing on Aid After Hurricane

New York, N.Y. While Haiti is still counting its dead and assessing the damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the powerful Category 4 storm that battered the tiny island nation last week, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official today reported that significant headway is being made clearing the roads to facilitate the movement of […]

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U.N. Agencies Deliver Aid to Haiti to Fend Off Cholera Threat

New York, N.Y. 11 October 2016 – One week after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, United Nations agencies are continuing the massive relief effort under way on the ground, scrambling to fend off the threat of cholera, delivering life-saving supplies and rehabilitating damaged infrastructure, such as schools. In Les Cayes, Haiti, hundreds of people who […]

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Haiti: 100,000 Children Missing Out on Learning

New York, N.Y. One week after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, more than 100,000 children are missing out on learning as their schools were either damaged or converted into shelters, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today, stressing the urgent need to rehabilitate those facilities. “At least 100,000 children today will not experience the […]

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U.N. Appeals for $120 Million to Launch ‘Massive Response’ in Haiti

New York N.Y. – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the launch of a near $120 million appeal to fund United Nations aid activities in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, where the rising death toll coupled with the start of the rainy season has prompted the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to sound the alarm […]

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Hurricane Makes Landfall in Haiti, U.N. Relief Agencies on Standby

New York, N.Y. Hurricane Matthew has made landfall in Haiti, bringing strong winds and torrential rains to the tiny island, the United Nations weather agency reported today, while UN relief agencies announced that they are mobilizing to assist, if requested, countries that are in the path of the dangerous Category 4 storm that is pummelling […]

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The Heart of Mental Health and Well-being at the United Nations

New York, N.Y. In the normally staid halls of the U.N., energy exploded as Bolivian musician Hillario Soto entered a large conference room at the back, playing his home-made bass flute, followed Pied-Piper-style by a troupe of musicians, adult vocalists, and youth singers. Leading the revelry on keyboards was internationally-acclaimed composer and singer/songwriter Russell Daisey performing […]

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Photo of the Day – Oct. 20, 2016