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Rising prices lead to violence in Haiti: UN peacekeeper dead in food rioting

Monday, April 14, 2008

Violence has erupted once again in a territory already ravaged by poverty and social instability. In this latest report, angry demonstrators took to the streets to protest yet another rise in the price of fuel and other commodities. During the ensuing food riot, a 36 year old member of the Nigerian Police force, part of the UN peace keeping mission, was shot dead as he attempted to transport food to his colleagues. According to reports, angry Haitians attacked the uniformed officer, who was dragged from his car and later murdered. South Africa's UN ambassador Dumisani Kumalo has said that the 15-member body "condemned in the strongest terms" the murder of the 36-year-old peacekeeper.

Meanwhile, recent events in Haiti have alerted the International community of the severity of the food crisis being experienced in developing countries, as the prices of oil and other staple goods continue to skyrocket. Yvonne Tsikata, the World Bank's country director for the Caribbean said the development agency planned to help Haiti develop a medium-term strategy to improve food security. World Bank President Robert Zoellick has also called for a coordinated global response to tackle the rise in the price of food, and has sough to engage the IMF in these discussions. Meanwhile, the Haitian Senate has fired Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis, Haiti's Prime Minister, citing incompetence and inability to devise strategies for dealing with the current crisis.

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z72jD8 Wow, great blog post.Really thank you!
By high quality backlinks @ New York
Saturday, July 19, 2014

haiti is a very poor county. and if the amercian say there are goinghelp they need to. when there send food to haiti they. they turn around make have to pay for what should be free. when the cubna come to the state they don't turn back to there country but when. a haitian dose they turn them around to a country with no hope or a furtune. they really do need help. and if i had the money i would give a lot to them.
By karen @ florida fl
Thursday, June 19, 2008

crisis in haiti
i think people need to be more self reliance than just depending on the goverment to do everything the energy they put out killing people helping them they need to channel that energy into something positive and come up with a plan to help themself one love.
By mrflert @ bronx ny
Friday, April 25, 2008

Help in Hati!!
I think it would be beneficial to provide the resources that Hati lacks. I think if everyone gave something and those items are put into the hands of the Hatian people is a start.
By Anasie @ US, Louisiana
Monday, April 21, 2008

Haiti Crisis
What is a way in which we could all get together and help? A petition? Fundraising efforts? What woulod be the best means?
By Tash @ Canada, Ontario
Sunday, April 20, 2008

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