The UN Security Council on Wednesday renewed for another year the mandate of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), while maintaining its authorised troop strength at 2,370 military personnel and 2,601 police.
Tropical Storm Erika was soaking Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean but showed signs of losing steam as it headed toward south Florida, the U National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam over Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.
Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti and the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean and geared up for a run at south Florida, the US National Hurricane Centre said.
More than 17,000 undocumented Haitians have voluntarily left the Dominican Republic since the end of a controversial registration process that left thousands of people facing deportation, officials said Friday.