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The former Special Representative of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Haiti, Ricardo Seitenfus made the news once again by stating that the presence of United Nations in Haiti is illegal. MINUSTAH is operating in Haiti illegally.
Recently at a round table conference on Haitian election, Ricardo Seitenfus, the Brazilian professor and the former Special Representative of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Haiti has said that the existence of the United Nation in Haiti is illegal, because the presence of MINUSTAH in the country contravenes the Haitian constitution and some treaties signed by the country. And thus, the immunities that the UN enjoys, is illegal too. Earlier, professor Seitenfus had criticized the role played by MINUSTAH and Haitian friends groups in the matter of resolving political crises in Haiti. Nearly $8.6 billion have been spent on the UN mission's operation in the country, but unfortunately, different international communities, particularly MINUSTAH are persistently repeating the same mistake.
Here is a picture of a case of sexual abuse caught on video in Haiti. Member of the Uruguayan peacekeepers who are part of MINUSTAH in Haiti are accused of sexually abusing a Haitian young man. The video that was taken from a cell phone showed four U.N. peacekeepers from Uruguay as they were sexually assaulting a young Haitian man. This scene took place in a room while the soldiers were laughing. Authorities of the U.N. later stated that they have not confirmed the authenticity of the video showing the alleged abuse by the U.N. Peacekeepers. They intend to investigate the allegation and punish anyone found guilty.
The Haitian Government has made a decision in regard to the current UN Peacekeeping force in Haiti and the threat of an Ebola epidemic. Haiti has suspended all troops rotation from Africa, in a move to prevent an outbreak of the Ebola epidemic.
On Thursday, October 16th, Haitian officials announced that the United Nations stabilization mission to Haiti has suspended sending troop rotation from Africa. This a preventive measure by the UN to keep the epidemic of deadly disease away from the Caribbean countries. The Haitian Health and Population Minister, Florence Duperval Guillaume has said that the UN will not send any more troops from African countries, affected by the Ebola epidemic. It is a precautionary measure for minimizing the risk of transportation of the disease. United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has set up an isolation unit at one of its bases to take care of the Ebola victims or persons with symptoms of the disease. In 2010, U.N was held responsible for a cholera outbreak in Haiti. Then several scientific and medical investigation reports concluded that the most likely source of the outbreak was a leaking sewage system of a UN housing complex where some Nepalese peacekeepers were living and they carried the disease from 9,000 miles away, as it was present only in the northeastern region of the Indian subcontinent.
One hundred and thirty three members of the 17th Philippine peacekeeping contingent stationed in Haiti since last October have left the country to their base. The Philippine Chief of Army Staff Gregorio Catapang Jr, personally has welcomed his men, consisting 8 officers and 125 enlisted personnel, in a simple ceremony held at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City, on the north of the City of Manila. Marineth Domingo, the Chief of Philippine Navy Public Affairs, has said that these 157 soldiers who were sent to Haiti in October 2013, had earlier faced situations of diverse armed conflicts over a period of a decade and a devastating earthquake in 2010. They went to Haiti as a part of U.N peacekeeping mission and served as evaluator on the effectiveness of security network (perimeter security forces) to the Force Headquarters of the UN Mission to Haiti. They have provided logistic, administrative, clerical and technical supports. Out of the 157 Filipino solders sent last year under United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) program, 24 have remained in Haiti to train a new batch of 157 Filipino soldiers composed of Navy and Marine personnel who left the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on September 22, aboard an UN chartered plane for Haiti. The new batch will provide perimeter security, clerical, administrative and logistical services and security to VIP personalities.
On March 2012, the United Nations had awarded "peacekeeping medals" to Philippine soldiers and police officers serving in Haiti in recognition of their dedication and sacrifice in defending the cause of peace.
Here is a picture of the UN Peacekeeping Deputy Edmond Mulet as he blames Haiti Underdevelopment for Cholera's Spread.
It seems to me that Edmond Mulet forgets that the cholera in Haiti was triggered when sewage from infected peacekeepers from nepal was discharged into the water system.
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Sandra Honore, native of Trinidad, as Envoy to Haiti. She is the director for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti that has occupied Haiti since 2004.
Honore began her career as an attaché in 1979. She served as a career diplomat for the Organization of American States and monitored the electoral process in Haiti in the nineties.
Honore is succeeding Mariano Fernandez, who wants to pursue an electoral office.
Congresswoman Waters sent UN Secretary General, Ki-moon, a letter regarding UN's response to Haiti's cholera epidemic.
Congress is disappointed UN has spent only $23.5 million dollars of the $2.2 billion Hispaniola Initiative requirement.
Ki-moon claimed UN has provided $140 million-plus dollars for cholera victims. He says cholera cases have lowered 90%, with the death toll at 1%.
Ki-moon reminded Congress UN bears no responsibility for compensating victims. A clause protects them from reimbursement lawsuits.
Stabilization Mission MINUSTAH Director Edmond Mulet stated following the 2010 Haiti election in general everything goes well, all is quiet.
Created on June 2004, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti also called MINUSTAH was created by the U.N. Security Council resolution 1542 with the responsibility to restore security in Haiti. This new United Nation force is also responsible to strengthen the Haitian institutions that have become very weak following a series of instability in Haitian government.
The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, was severely affected by the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Among close three hundred people who died in the quake, 96 of them were U.N peacekeepers. This was the biggest single loss of life in the history of UN peacekeeping
In the meantime, two-third of the candidates who participated in the election joined together to denounce the election, accusing the government of widespread fraud, including voter intimidation. Many voters took on the streets on the day of the election to demonstrate their dissatisfaction.