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UN: Haiti faces period of ‘high risk’ in next 12-18 months

Earth Times New York – Haiti is in a period of “high risk” following January’s destructive earthquake because of the numerous tasks it will have to carry out simultaneously with the assistance of the international community, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in an updated report on Tuesday. Ban listed political, security, protection and recovery objectives as high priorities for the Haitian government in the next 12 to 18 months. “The role of the United Nations and its members in this period should be to support Haiti’s government and institutions in delivering on their responsibilities, while respecting their authorities and prerogatives,” Ban said in a report to the UN Security Council. He asked the 15-nation council to maintain the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) of 8,306 military troops and 2,177 police. The mission will have a new set of […]

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