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Push-Back Over UN Aid to Haiti after Matthew

Tensions have been rising in Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, as international aid continues to be inadequate.  Nicole Phillips, staff attorney for the IJDH, and others speak on the possibilities for providing worthwhile and timely aid to Haiti after their most recent natural disaster.

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Why the United Nations is facing push-back as it tries to help Haiti

Zhai Yun Tan, The Christian Science Monitor 

October 14, 2016


Tensions are high in Haiti after the country was hit by category 4 hurricane Matthew last week, as thousands continue to seek aid amid collapsed homes and infrastructure.

The increased friction has led to reports of United Nations peacekeepers firing at people attempting to ransack truck convoys carrying food. On Thursday, some Haitians protested and barricaded blue-helmeted peacekeepers, claiming a UN truck had hit and killed a motorcyclist, according to Reuters.

There are also calls for help from rural areas where access is hampered by destroyed roads.

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