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By not acknowledging what Haitians themselves think they need, the UN is failing to sort out one of its worst ever blunders.
President Trump's executive orders are already causing chaos at the US-Mexico border, where 30,000 Haitian asylum-seekers are now trapped in legal limbo. It's the refugee crisis no one talks about.
After admitting that its peacekeepers brought the disease to the country, the organisation must make financial amends too.
Women already face high levels of violence in Haiti. But natural disasters can provide a good opportunity to intervene.
Haiti has been struck by natural disasters before. Here's what we learned about helping victims.
Six years after a catastrophic earthquake, Haiti has to recover from yet another disaster. Getting it right will be a herculean task.
At least 1,000 people perished when Hurricane Matthew battered Haiti last week, destroying houses and displacing tens of thousands
Africa should focus on the feasible reforms of the UN and de-emphasise its demand for improved representation on the Security Council voting reforms, given the complex politics around these issues.
It has long been known that UN forces brought disease to the country in the aftermath of an earthquake, but how can amends be made?
The Clintons have assembled a globally influential humanitarian behemoth. But is it just a colossal liability?
The ‘functional immunity’ granted to UN officials made good sense when the body was founded after World War II. But as its organisational functions have expanded, so has this immunity.
The UN might now apologise for poisoning scores of Roma people in Kosovo – but its role in Haiti's cholera disaster still goes unacknowledged.
Over 8,500 were killed in the 2015 Nepal earthquake, so how is the country coping?
Unless drinking water and sanitation infrastructure are improved, cholera could remain in Haiti indefinitely.
Giving poor people a lot of money or a new asset won't turn them into entrepreneurs overnight.
The people of Haiti are furious at their leaders and want to have their say – but the outside world has other priorities.
International reporting of the Caribbean country's migrant crisis is in danger of missing the point of what the authorities have actually done.
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