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The United Nations peacekeeping mission operating in Haiti for the past 13 years ended in October. A smaller mission replaced it.
As of Septemberauthorities had failed to assist many of the nearly 38, individuals still living in displacement camps since the earthquake in resettling or returning to their places of origin. Almost one-third of people live with food insecurity due to the ongoing drought affecting much of the country.
Since its introduction by UN peacekeepers incholera has claimed more than 9, lives and infected more thanpeople. Cholera cases surged in October in communities most impacted by Hurricane Matthew.
There were more than 41, suspected cases and deaths in The number of cases has since declined significantly due to intensified cholera control efforts, including an ambitious campaign in which more thanpeople were vaccinated.
Only 11, suspected cases of cholera and deaths had been reported from January to October Electoral Crisis In Octoberelections were deferred indefinitely due to allegations of fraud. In Junea special commission confirmed fraud and irregularities in the presidential and run-off parliamentary elections and scheduled a new first-round presidential election to be held in October.
The elections were further postponed due to Hurricane Matthew and finally took place in November In MayHaitian prisons housed more than 10, detainees, 71 percent of whom were awaiting trial.
Illiteracy and Barriers to Education Illiteracy is a major problem in Haiti. According to the UN Development Fund, approximately one-half of all Haitians age 15 and older is illiterate.
The quality of education is generally low, and 85 percent of schools are run by private entities that charge school fees that can be prohibitively expensive for low income families. More thanchildren and youth remain out of primary and secondary school.
Hurricane Matthew significantly impacted access to education, damaging 1, out of 1, schools in the most hard-hit areas.
It has called on Haiti to bring to justice all those responsible for serious human rights violations committed during that time. Allegations of violations include arbitrary detentions, torture, disappearances, summary executions, and forced exile.
Duvalier died insix months after the Port-of-Prince Court of Appeal ruled that the statute of limitations could not be applied to crimes against humanity and ordered that investigations against him should continue.
Violence against Women Gender-based violence is a widespread problem. Haiti does not have specific legislation against domestic violence, sexual harassment, or other forms of violence targeted at women.
Rape is only criminalized according to a ministerial decree. The political crisis prevented progress towards consideration of the bill or a similarly pending criminal code reform that would address gaps in protection. Destruction from Hurricane Matthew has forced many people to migrate to Port-au-Prince, leaving women and children in temporary shelters and camps, where they are more vulnerable to abuse.
The bill lists homosexuality, alongside child pornography, incest, and commercial sexual exploitation of children, as a reason to deny a citizen a certificate.
In Augustthe Haitian Senate passed another bill calling for a ban on gay marriage, as well as any public support or advocacy for LGBT rights. The Senate approved both these bills, which were awaiting a vote in the Chamber of Deputies as of November These children are often unpaid, denied education, and physically or sexually abused.
In Februarythe UN Committee on the Rights of the Child called on Haiti to criminalize the practice of placing children in domestic service. Deportation and Statelessness for Dominicans of Haitian Descent At leastDominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrants working in the Dominican Republic re-entered Haiti between June and Mayafter Dominican officials deported more than 27, people, along with another 24, who were deported without official documentation—in accordance with a controversial regularization plan for foreigners in the Dominican Republic.
Many others left under pressure or threat. Many deportations did not meet international standards and many people have been swept up in arbitrary, summary deportations without any sort of hearing.
Some of the poorest arrivals live in unofficial camps in the Anse a Pitres area, in harsh conditions with little or no access to basic services. Humanitarians relocated families from these camps into housing in April and May Key International Actors In March, as insisted upon by Haiti, the UN Human Rights Council abruptly discontinued the mandate of the independent expert on the situation of human rights in Haiti, established in Founded in , Princeton University Press is an independent publisher with close connections, both formal and informal, to Princeton University.
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Compassion partners with churches to help them provide Haitian children with the opportunity to rise above their circumstances and become all God has created them to be. Compassion's work in Haiti began in Currently, more than , children participate in child development centers.
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