HAITI: Military Playing Large Role in Relief Efforts
By Marguerite A. Suozzi
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 25, 2010 (IPS) - As international attention turns to the long-term reconstruction of earthquake-stricken Haiti, U.N. officials pledged that the Haitian government would have full involvement and authority over the process.
"This relief and recovery process will not work without Haitian government ownership. They need to be in the lead," Tony Banbury, the principal deputy special representative of the secretary-general for the U.N. Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), told reporters via satellite on Monday. More here