UN official: Resettlement program needed in Haiti

BOSTON (AP) — A United Nations refugee official says he hopes that a resettlement system develops soon to aid some Haitians who need protection and relocation.

Vincent Cochetel was recently appointed U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees' representative for the U.S. and the Caribbean. Cochetel was in Boston on Thursday, where he told The Associated Press that the Haitian resettlement system could help displaced earthquake victims who have recently become victims of sexual violence.

Cochetel said he recently visited Haiti and was told about a growing number of Haitian women being forced into ``survival sex'' to make money to feed themselves and their children. Cochetel said the U.N. is pushing to re-establish the rule of law in Haiti and help victims received needed services.