© UNOCHA/Giles Clarke | Fires burn on streets in the Cité Soleil area of Port-au-Prince.

UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras | The Security Council adopts, by recorded vote, a resolution authorizing the creation of a Multinational Security Support (MSS) mission in Haiti.

Persistent violence in Haiti remains a significant concern for the safety and welfare of its most vulnerable citizens, especially women and children, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday, citing reports of an “alarming spike” in kidnapping and other crimes.

Hunger is set to worsen in 18 “hotspots” worldwide including Sudan, where fighting is putting people at risk of starvation, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned in a report published on Monday.

UNDP Haiti/Borja Lopetegui Gonzalez. Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital.

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