Security

The mission of this working group is to focus on discussions about security.

Travel Warning - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE - Bureau of Consular Affairs - Haiti

December 28, 2012

Embassy Row: Unrest in Haiti - Protesters Demonstrating Against Sharp Rise in Food Prices

The Washington Times - by James Morrison - October 7, 2012

U.S. Ambassador Pamela White was personally exposed to the violent unrest that has swept Haiti for months when she accompanied President Michel Martelly to a coastal town to dedicate a new road financed by U.S. aid funds.

National police fired tear gas and used billy clubs to break up a group of angry demonstrators who tried to stop Mrs. White and Mr. Martelly from attending the ceremony in Petit-Goave, about 43 miles southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Towards a Post-MINUSTAH Haiti: Making an Effective Transition

submitted by Mike Kraft

crisisgroup.org - Port-au-Prince/Bogotá/Brussels | 2 Aug 2012

The UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) needs a gradual reconfiguration of its operations prior to a withdrawal, to avoid a security vacuum and give Haiti the chance for sustainable development.

UN Voices Concern Over Thousands of Haitians Fleeing Country by Sea


Northwest coast of Haiti. UN Photo: Logan Abassi

un.org

13 July 2012 – The United Nations refugee agency today voiced concern over the number of people from Haiti and other Caribbean countries who have risked their lives trying to escape by sea from difficult living situations in their homelands.

Announcing 572: the First Emergency Response System Dedicated to Sexual Violence in Haiti

submitted by Albert Gomez

digital-democracy.org - by Biz Ghormley - September 21, 2011

In one year since CGI commitment, Digital Democracy has trained 150 women and built a database documenting over 400 cases of rape in Haiti.

Army Ups Ante in Haitian Power Struggle

irishtimes.com - May 12, 2012

Armed group is waging a brazen campaign aimed at stoking public anger at the continued presence of the 10,000-strong UN mission in Haiti and inviting violent conflict with authorities, write MICHAEL NORBY and BRIAN FITZPATRICK in Port-au-Prince.

Excerpt:

Flanked by 150 uniformed men, Larose Aubin seems ready to plunge the battered nation into utter chaos.

Haiti-Event: Belladère Boiling for Better Infrastructure

submitted by Stuart Leiderman

by Ronel Odatte - alterpresse.org - April 2, 2012

(PER GOOGLE TRANSLATE) - A Travers Haiti

Hinche, April 2, 2012 [AlterPresse] --- All activities are paralyzed Belladère (lower Central Plateau - East) and the city enjoys a rare boil for several days because of a protest movement sprung to demand rehabilitation of the section road Lascahobas / Belladère and electrification of the border town (with Dom.).

[HEAS] Fwd: [caphealth] WARNING: Explosive situation in Haiti

Ongoing Security Concerns - Haitian Grapevine Rattles Nation Amid Climate of Political Uncertainty

washingtonpost.com - Associated Press - March 29, 2012

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — One senator warned of a panic. Another said things were going to be hot. Neither gave any details, but that didn’t matter: Within minutes of their comments on the radio, hundreds of shops closed, schools canceled classes and seemingly everyone rushed home.

Port-au-Prince, a city of 3 million people, abruptly shut down. There were radio reports of injuries in the scurry home and even a few shootings.

Video - Haiti - U.N. Security Council Meeting - 08 March 2012

Violent Crime has Spiked in Haiti's Cities

by Trenton Daniel - Associated Press - time.com - March 4, 2012

(PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti) — Haiti has seen a dramatic increase in violent crime in the shanties of its major cities over the past six months, helping undermine faith in the country's police force, according to a study released Sunday.

The preliminary findings in the report titled "Haiti's Urban Crime Wave?" speak to rising concerns among Haitians that their country is entering a period of political turmoil that could thwart efforts to help rebuild in the aftermath of the powerful January 2010 earthquake.

New Haiti Govt Panel to Help Clear Army Camps

By TRENTON DANIEL - Associated Press - ABC News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti March 6, 2012 (AP)

Haiti's government is trying to reclaim training camps, including an old military base, taken over by former soldiers calling for the restoration of the armed forces, President Michel Martelly said Monday.

The plan to clear out the former soldiers comes at a period of growing instability in the capital. Many Haitians are worried over what they see as a rise in violent crime in the capital.

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Podcast - If You're Happy, How You Know It

scientificamerican.com - February 22, 2012

Social scientist Roly Russell, of the Sandhill Institute in British Columbia, talked with Scientific American's Mark Fischetti at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science about potentially better measures than GDP of a nation's well-being.

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=if-youre-happy-...

Haiti Prime Minister Garry Conille Resigns After Months in Office


FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2011 file photo, Haiti's Prime Minister Garry Conille attends a press conference in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Prime Minister Garry Conille resigned on Friday Feb. 24, 2012, according to a government official.
Dieu Nalio Chery, File / AP Photo

Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille, facing days of political pressure from the president, sent a resignation letter to President Michel Martelly.

by Jacqueline Charles - The Miami Herald - February 24, 2012

Haiti Commission Recommends President Restore Disbanded Army

The Washington Post - by Associated Press - January 1, 2012

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A press liaison for Haitian President Michel Martelly says a presidential commission is urging the leader to restore the nation’s disbanded army.

Vladimir Laguerre of the National Palace says the recommendation for the force came in a report.

Martelly was expected to restore the army through a decree in November but instead said he would form a panel to study the issue.

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