UN Mission in Haiti Examines Situation

UN Mission in Haiti Examines Situation Port-au-Prince, Feb 13. – Representatives of the UN Security Council will examine on Monday in this capital Haiti''s efforts to recover from natural, humanitarian disasters, and political crisis.

The agenda of the international delegates' visit, to end on Thursday, includes meetings with local authorities and the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) to discuss tasks and plans to reduce that force.

The multilateral force, present in the country since 2004, plans to reduce the number of its members from 11,600 to 2,700 soldiers.

The Security Council members will analyze the compliance with resolutions adopted by that body on Haiti, related to stability, security and economic and social development, a visitors' spokesman stated.

They will examine the achievements in the reconstruction of the country after the 2010 earthquake, which killed more than 300,000 people, wounded a similar number, and left 1.5 million people homeless, according to official figures.

Other aspects to analyze are the institutional reform, governability, border management, human rights, seriously affected by an epidemic of cholera in October 2010 that killed more than 7,000 people.

In regard to this dangerous problem, many Haitians expressed rejection of the MINUSTAH after revealing that technical reports attributed the epidemic to a Nepali contingent that left fecal wastes in the Artibonite River.(Prensa Latina)