Wow, you're quite the traveller! Well the place in haiti is Gros Morne, up in the mountains. As far as I know, the UN are mainly in port-au-prince, so I'm pretty sure it's not a UN controlled area and it's definately not a base!! We will be coming back to our place everyday for lunch and dinner, so we will be cooking the food ourselves, so that should minimise potential infection (even with me doing the cooking!!) Also I'm pretty fluent in French, so at least I'll be able to communicate if anything goes wrong.
My crohn's has been pretty much in remission for the last few months since my resection, however it has been flaring a bit the last two week but I'm under a LOT of stress with my college finals coming up, so I'm hoping it'll die down over the xmas when I can relax. Also severity wise, my symptoms are tolerable at the moment. This will be my first humanitarian mission and it's only 6 weeks long, so I think I'll be able to remain in somewhat decent shape healthwise for that period. I'm hoping to do my masters in humanitarian studies or development studies with the view of working in an NGO or IGO such as the UN or the EU so I have to (and want to!!!) get some field experience. Did you take or do anything to pervent the chances of flaring? Also have you encountered any problems with potential reactions from taking vacines with crohn's and crohn's meds??
Also if you don't mind me asking, what type of humanitarian and contractor work did you do? The field I want to break into seems pretty much impossible, so I'm trying to pick the brains of those who are in that sector!