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UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for goods

UNITED NATIONS – U.N. peacekeepers routinely trade sex for money, jewelry, cellphones and other items in countries where they are deployed in clear violation of U.N. rules, according to a draft U.N. report. A third of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by U.N. personnel involve a minor under 18.

Haiti’s former President Aristide faces corruption probe

Once a beacon of hope and salvation for the poor, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is now facing a money laundering, corruption and drug trafficking probe, officials said Thursday.

New hope for Haiti

Haiti needs help funding its $2.2 billion, 10-year National Cholera Elimination Plan. So far, just 40 percent of the $448 million that will be needed in the first two years for investments in early warning, rapid response, water, sanitation and vaccines has been mobilized, and only 10 percent of the total has been pledged.

Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against UN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Victims of Haiti's deadly post-earthquake cholera epidemic filed a new lawsuit Tuesday against the United Nations in U.S. federal court, demanding compensation over the organization's alleged responsibility for the outbreak.

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