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31 Jan 2005 description

Durante el mes de enero se han perpetuado el hostigamiento contra los grupos armados y funcionarios cercanos al ex Presidente, J. B. Aristide. Además, han continuado las acciones armadas de las FFAA en diferentes partes del país que ONG de derechos humanos locales han denunciado al haber provocado la muerte de una treintena de civiles. Cabe destacar el incremento de operaciones de la MINUSTAH, así como el anuncio de un programa de DDR para los antiguos miembros de las FFAA.

31 Jan 2005 description

Program Description

In response to the recent political turmoil in Haiti, OTI initiated the Haiti Transition Initiative (OTI) in May 2004 with implementing partner International Organization for Migration (IOM). The program emphasizes stability-building measures in key crisis spots through the implementation of quick, visible small projects with the following objectives: restore citizen confidence and hope in the process of political development and positive change; empower citizens and the government to address priority needs in communities; and build cooperative frameworks between …

31 Jan 2005 description
report UN Children's Fund

Critical Issues for Children and Women

31 Jan 2005 description
report Direct Relief

Recipient: New Hope Ministries
Shipment Number: 4179
Shipment Date: 1/19/2005

31 Jan 2005 description
report UN Security Council

Security Council
2004 Round-up

In a sweeping series of debates and actions aimed at countering new and persistent threats to international peace and security, the Security Council in 2004 remained resolute in tackling such intractable challenges as suppressing global terrorist threats, protecting civilians in armed conflict, and building peace in societies shattered by war, including by disarming former combatants, upending post-war cultures of impunity, and providing electoral assistance.

28 Jan 2005 description
report World Bank

Solid Waste Agreement Signed as Part of World Bank Post Conflict Fund Grant

Davos, SWITZERLAND, January 28, 2005 - On the occasion of the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF), the Government of Brazil today signed a $125,000 Memorandum of Understanding to support Solid Waste Management in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince as part of the World Bank's Low-Income Countries Under Stress (LICUS) grant for the reconstruction of Haiti.

The Brazilian contribution will help Haiti cut down the grave risk to public health posed by the virtual absence of solid waste management services in the …

28 Jan 2005 description
report World Bank

News Release No:2005/307/LAC

Davos, SWITZERLAND, January 28, 2005 - The Government of Haiti and the World Bank today signed a US$1.5 million grant agreement for the Bank to provide technical and financial assistance in support of critical economic governance reforms.

28 Jan 2005 description

This report includes:

(A) Headlines

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Armenia

(C) Eastern & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Eritrea (4) Ethiopia (5) Kenya (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote d'Ivoire (3) Guinea (4) Liberia (5) Mauritania

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional (2) Angola (3) Lesotho (4) Malawi (5) Mozambique (6) Namibia (7) Swaziland (8) Zambia (9) Zimbabwe

26 Jan 2005 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENEVA, 26 January 2005 - UNICEF today appealed for more than $750 million to help millions of children struggling to survive conflicts and other emergencies in countries around the world, saying that the tsunami had shown that people care deeply about children in desperate situations but are often not aware of them.

22 Jan 2005 description


Port-au-Prince, 22 January 2005 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chief of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdes, visited Les Cayes, on Saturday 22 January, to participate in a conference together with mayors, delegates, church representatives and peasants from the Grand Sud (Jacmel, Jeremie, Les Cayes, Nippes etc.).

22 Jan 2005 description

By Joseph Guyler Delva

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Haiti will send an envoy to South Africa to ask ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the Pretoria government for help restoring stability and preparing for elections, the interim prime minister said on Friday.

Gerard Latortue said his government would welcome initiatives by African diplomats to help negotiate an end to a wave of violence between pro- and anti-Aristide forces that has killed at least 240 people since September.

It was the first time any Haitian official publicly expressed the need to talk to …

21 Jan 2005 description


The number of people in need of food assistance due to the Indian Ocean Tsunami is estimated at 2 million and WFP is seeking USD 256 million from donors to feed them.

Fatalities in Indonesia from the Tsunami are now estimated at more than 160,000 as government authorities add figures for missing people to the total.

In Southern Africa during the hungry season, WFP is monitoring the impact of both drought and floods on food security and vulnerability to food security.

20 Jan 2005 description

Présente en Asie du Sud depuis de nombreuses années, Action contre la Faim a immédiatement réagi au tsunami du 26 décembre 2004. A l'heure actuelle, Action contre la Faim continue ses programmes d'urgence et définit ses programmes de post-urgence et de réhabilitation sur les prochains 24 mois.

20 Jan 2005 description

By Angus MacSwan

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Jan 20 (Reuters) - It all started so optimistically for Brazil's peacekeeping mission in Haiti.

Back in June, a grateful population welcomed the troops. Brazil's soccer superstars showed up to play a special "peace game" and President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva visited the blighted Caribbean country to spread his brand of good cheer.

The mission would show that Brazil was ready to assume a role as a regional diplomatic power with a more socially aware approach than the heavy-handed United States.

19 Jan 2005 description

News No. 05/8

The inhabitants of the Cité-Soleil shantytown in Port-au-Prince suffer extreme economic and social deprivation, as well as being exposed to sporadic outbursts of armed violence. The ICRC has therefore embarked on a large-scale water and sanitation project there and is also helping the local committee of the Haitian National Red Cross Society to evacuate people wounded in the clashes.

Rehabilitation work has just begun on the communal latrines in the Bellecourt and Soleil 19 districts, as has work to decontaminate the immediate surroundings of these sites.

17 Jan 2005 description


Port-au-Prince, 17 janvier 2005 - Le Secrétaire général intérimaire de l'Organisation des États Américains (OEA), l'ambassadeur Luigi R. Einaudi, s'est félicité de la signature, le lundi 10 janvier à Port-au-Prince, d'un accord global de 44 millions de dollars américains par le gouvernement haïtien, le Conseil Électoral Provisoire (CEP), la Mission des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en Haïti (MINUSTAH) et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD).

17 Jan 2005 description


Port-au-Prince, 17 January 2005 - The Acting Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Luigi R.