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Police Reform and Living Conditions of Displaced Are Concerns Highlighted by UN Security Council Mission to Haiti

LADB Article ID: 78546
Category/Department: Haiti
Date: 2012-03-29
By: George Rodríguez

Just over two years after Haiti was hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, a mission of UN Security Council ambassadors visited the impoverished country of 9.7 million people in the French-speaking Caribbean last month. On Feb. 16, closing their four-day visit, the diplomats focused on two key issues: public safety and national security—centering on police reform—and the living conditions of hundreds of thousands still in camps set up for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) who were left homeless and in deeper poverty by the devastating event, in this country where income for 78% of the people is less than US$2 per day.

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