Haiti needs international force to end ‘living nightmare’

THE United Nations’ top human rights official urged for an international force to be deployed to violence-ravaged Haiti yesterday, describing the island nation’s multiple crises as a “living nightmare”.

Wrapping up a two-day visit around the country, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk called on world leaders “to urgently consider the deployment of a time-bound specialised support force,” which Haiti’s prime minister has also urged since last year.