Haiti violence worsens

Haiti continues to live in a very tense situation caused by violence. The most recent escalation in several neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince already leaves a balance of 15 thousand people forced to flee their homes, of which the majority were previously displaced.

Port-au-Prince. - With the threat of further chaos looming, international organizations are calling for urgent action to address the security needs of the Haitian people and advance the political process toward the restoration of democratic institutions through the holding of elections.


United Nations, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council will meet today to discuss the violence in Haiti, while reports from agencies on the ground estimate that the current wave displaced more than 15,000 people.

The meeting, scheduled for this afternoon behind closed doors, includes the virtual participation of the head of the United Nations Mission in Haiti, María Isabel Salvador.

The meeting coincides with the calls of the Secretary-General, António Guterres, to speed up the deployment of the Multinational Security Support Mission, approved last October but with no date yet for its implementation.

Several areas of the capital report a tense situation caused by the action of the gangs that even prevented the return of the Haitian Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, who remains in the United States.

On Tuesday, the spokesman for the UN chief, Stéphane Dujarric, insisted on the need for urgent measures, in particular, to support with funding the deployment of the Mission.

The force must address the pressing security needs of the Haitian people and prevent the country from sinking into further chaos, the spokesman said in a news briefing.

Dujarric further warned of the impact of violence on the humanitarian response by limiting even aid deliveries.

Meanwhile, the United Nations appeal for $674 million this year for Haiti is only 2.5 percent funded.


Caracas.- The member states of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People's Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) expressed their concern over the serious and prolonged situation that Haiti is experiencing today.

A statement issued by the Latin American and Caribbean integration organization indicated that the recent acts of violence deepen the crisis and make more urgent a solution led by that country which should include “a broad dialogue between civil society and political actors to restore peace, democracy, and the necessary security conditions in the nation.

ALBA-TCP reiterated the need to coordinate efforts so that, through effective cooperation mechanisms, “without interference”, Haiti may achieve the definitive path towards peace and solve the humanitarian needs of its citizens.


Georgetown.- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has been meeting with several actors to address the situation in Haiti, Irfaan Ali, president of the regional bloc and President of Guyana, informed in a video released in this capital.

Ali reiterated that the organization has been mainly focused on the events that have unfolded in the last few days and noted that the expanded Office has met separately with Prime Minister Ariel Henry, the stakeholders in that nation, and international partners.

The aim, he said, is to solve this highly complex issue, where people’s lives and livelihoods are at stake.

“We remain deeply committed and will communicate the outcome of our deliberations as soon as possible,” Ali said.

On this day, the humanitarian community in the country called on all parties concerned to stop the violence immediately, allow safe access to people in need, and respect human rights and international standards.

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