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2023 OCT 12

Preliminary   > Geography   >   Places in news   >   Places in news

Why in news?

  • The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has approved a multinational security mission led by Kenya to intervene in Haiti due to a surge in deadly gang violence and instability in the country.

About Haiti

  • Haiti is located on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea, sharing the island with the Dominican Republic.
  • Port-au-Prince is the capital and largest city of Haiti.
  • Haiti became the first independent nation in Latin America and the Caribbean when it gained independence from France on January 1, 1804, following a successful slave rebellion.
  • The country features a diverse landscape, including mountains, coastal plains, and a beautiful coastline.
  • Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, with a struggling economy and high levels of poverty.
  • Haiti is prone to natural disasters, including hurricanes, earthquakes, and tropical storms. The 2010 earthquake was particularly devastating.
  • Haiti has a history of political instability and has seen numerous coups and changes in leadership.



Which among the following nation was widely in news for instability and violence, leading to UNSC approving a multi national security mission into that nation?

(a) Cuba

(b) Haiti

(c) Jamaica

(d) Dominican Republic