MINUSTAH by the Numbers
|Thursday, 08 December 2011 14:19|
The United Nations Peacekeeping operation in Haiti, MINUSTAH by its French acronym, has been the target of recent popular protests and a source of controversy because of its role in re-introducing cholera to Haiti, the sexual assault of a young Haitian man and other past abuses. On November 3, 2011 the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and Bureau des Avocats Internationaux filed a legal complaint on behalf of over 5,000 cholera victims seeking damages from the United Nations. The UN has so far not responded or given a timetable for a response.
Here is MINUSTAH, by the numbers:
Percent of worldwide UN peacekeepers that are in Haiti, despite it not being a war zone: 12.5
Sources: 1. According to the United Nations there are currently 99,329 uniformed peacekeeping troops across the World. In Haiti there are 12,552. 2. MINUSTAH. 3. United Nations Peacekeeping. 4. United Nations Peacekeeping Fact Sheet. 5. IMF data and MINUSTAH. 6. IMF data and MINUSTAH. 7. The 2009/10 budget was $611,751,200, the 2010/11 budget was $853,827,400 and the 2011/2012 budget is $793,517,100. To reach the total since the earthquake, half of the 2009/10 total was added to the entire 2010/2011 total and to half of the 2011/2012 total. Data from UN Peacekeeping. 8. U.S. and Europe fight over cuts in peacekeeping, from Foreign Policy’s Turtle Bay blog. 9. UN Office of the Special Envoy for Haiti. 10. See 7 and 8, above. 11. According to the United Nations Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, $95 million has been contributed to the cholera appeal. 12. The cholera appeal is seeking $109 million, leaving a shortfall of $14 million. 13. Estimated cost of a cholera vaccination program covering the entire country is $40 million. 14. The cost of the pilot cholera vaccination program is about $870,000. 15. Ministère de la santé publique et de la population. 16. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 17. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 18. Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. 19. Ministère de la santé publique et de la population. 20. Jake Johnston and Keane Bhatt, Not Doing Enough: Unnecessary Sickness and Death from Cholera in Haiti. CEPR. 21. The UN’s 2012 Humanitarian Appeal for Haiti is for $231 million. 22. UN peacekeepers to be deported from Haiti, UN Media. 23. Greg Grandin and Keane Bhatt, 10 Reasons Why the UN Occupation of Haiti Must End. The Nation. 24. Amy Lieberman, Haiti Cholera Case Raises Questions About U.N. Accountability. World Politics Review. 25. MINUSTAH 26. It is estimated that Haiti needs 20,000 trained police, they currently have around 10,000. 27. UN Office of the Special Envoy for Haiti. 28. Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. 29. Jessica Desvarieux, TIME: At the Heart of Haiti's Cholera Riots, Anger at the U.N. 30. Final Report of the Independent Panel of Experts on the Cholera Outbreak in Haiti. 31. The UN continues to deny responsibility. 32. MINUSTAH. 33. Gordon and Young, Columbia University. Although the headline reads “Survey Shows 60% of Haitians Support Troubled Peacekeeping Mission”, the data shows that 30% want immediate withdrawal, 10% want withdrawal within 6 months and an additional 25% want withdrawal within a year.