Press releases

  • 13 Mar 2024 - Port-au-Prince, le 13 mars 2024: In light of the growing logistical challenge to travel in and out of Haiti, the UN is establishing an airbridge between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The airbridge will ensure the seamless delivery of humanitarian aid and support services to Haiti, and facilitate the movement of our personnel in and out of the country.
  • 01 Dec 2023 - Port-au-Prince, Haiti, December 1st, 2023 – On World AIDS Day, celebrated each year on 1 December, UNAIDS is calling for action to further strengthen community leadership in Haiti, which represents a crucial element in defeating the pandemic by 2030.
  • 28 Nov 2023 - GENEVA/PORT-AU-PRINCE (28 November 2023) - A new UN report out today details a further, shocking rise in gang violence in Haiti as criminal gangs forge alliances and expand to rural areas previously considered safe– killing, raping, kidnapping, and destroying property, among other abuses. 
  • 23 Nov 2023 - H.E Mr. Francis and his delegation were received in Port-au-Prince by the country’s Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Ariel Henry, the Permanent Representative of Haiti to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Antonio Rodrigue, and members of the Haitian Government. President Francis met with representatives of political parties, civil society, UN officials and visited a primary school.
  • 02 Oct 2023 - Port-au-Prince, October 2, 2023 The Security Council just voted to approve the deployment of a Multinational Security Support mission in Haiti. This is a positive and decisive step to bring peace and stability to the country.
  • 11 May 2023 - The members of the Security Council were briefed on 26 April 2023 by the Director General of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Ghada Fathi Waly, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and new head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH), María Isabel Salvador, on the situation in Haiti.    
  • 10 Feb 2023 - GENEVA/PORT-AU-PRINCE (10 February 2023) – Extreme violence and gross human rights abuses, including mass incidents of murder, gang rape and sniper attacks, have sharply increased in Cité Soleil on the outskirts of the Haitian capital, said a UN report* published today, creating “a living nightmare” for thousands.  
  • 07 Feb 2023 - GENEVA/PORT-AU-PRINCE (6 February 2023) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk will conduct a two-day official mission to Haiti starting on Wednesday, 8 February, at the invitation of the Government.  
  • 14 Oct 2022 - GENEVA and PORT-AU-PRINCE (14 October 2022) : A joint human rights report published by the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH)and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), entitled “Sexual violence in Port-au-Prince : a weapon used by gangs to instill fear” finds th
  • 06 Oct 2022 - Port-au-Prince, Haiti, October 5, 2022: The United Nations and the humanitarian community in Haiti are deeply concerned about the serious consequences of the blocking of the Varreux Terminal on the humanitarian situation, in particular the resurgence of cholera, and call for the immediate opening of a humanitarian corridor to allow the release of fuel to meet the urgent needs of