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UN humanitarian flight takes vital medical supplies to Haiti

The international airport had been closed due to rampant gang violence in the country.The flight carried nearly 15 metric tonnes of medicine and medical...

‘Visible signs of hope’ for Haiti, Assembly President Francis insists

Dennis Francis, a veteran diplomat from Trinidad and Tobago, said he had returned from a visit to Haiti at the end of last month...

UNICEF deplores deadly Christmas Day attack on family in Haiti

Four people, including two girls under the age of 10, were killed in the incident, which occured in the Croix de Bouquet district.Four other...

UN underlines need to move forward on peace efforts in Colombia

Presenting the latest quarterly report by the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, which covers the period from 27 September to 26 December 2023, he...

US urged to halt first execution by nitrogen asphyxiation

Kenneth Eugene Smith was convicted of murder in 1988 and is scheduled to be executed on 25 January in the southern state of Alabama.A...

Epstein files: Nobody should evade justice, say UN rights experts

The court documents reveal a horrifying list of alleged crimes perpetrated by Mr. Epstein, including sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, rape, sex trafficking, slavery, torture...

USA: Rights experts slam ‘outrageous’ execution of inmate by nitrogen gas suffocation

Kenneth Eugene Smith, 58, was executed in the southern state of Alabama on 25 January.  He had been convicted of murder in 1988. “Alabama’s use...

US must uphold judges’ right to speak freely about race and gender bias: Rights...

Special Rapporteur Margaret Satterthwaite voiced serious concerns that a Supreme Court Justice in the state of North Carolina, Anita Earls, was investigated for comments made...

Haiti: Human rights deteriorating as gang violence spreads

At least 806 people not involved in violent gang wars were killed, injured, or kidnapped in January – the bloodiest month in more than...

UN rights office regrets Venezuela’s decision to suspend operations

Ravina Shamdasani, the spokesperson for OHCHR, said in a statement that the Office regretted the announcement and that it continues to engage with the...

Haitian journalist, YouTuber kidnapped by gang members, released

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Local journalist Sean Roubens was kidnapped on March 14, 2024, by a gang in Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince...

How is the UN supporting Haiti’s struggle to overcome violence and instability?

1. The context: Lawlessness and fear While the situation in Haiti has long been characterized by lawlessness, with powerful gangs controlling much of the capital,...

Haiti crisis: UN mission announces airbridge to facilitate aid relief

The UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) said on Wednesday that the air corridor will enable the transport of aid and ensure the safe...