Haiti’s Challenges

The United Nations just posted this 2008 year in review video of MINUSTAH, the Peacekeeping mission in Haiti. The video takes a look at some of the highlights and low-lights of the year, including the April 2008 food riots and back-to-back hurricanes that devastated the Gonaives region last fall.

There’s some cool footage in here of MINUSTAH in action, including photos of a harrowing rescue operation at a flooded orphanage in Gonaives. The video also explains some of MINUSTAH’s routine but exceedingly important jobs like training local police, patrolling Haiti’s coast, rebuilding schools, and fighting organized crime. Check it out.