United Nations condemns criminal activities in Haiti, hundreds killed by gangs

Areas around the Haitian capital are still suffering from violent chaos, with 99 people whose deaths I recently reported in feuds between rival gangs in the Cité Soleil district alone, leading the human rights office United Nations man to express his concern over the painful situation on Saturday.

The United Nations warning came hours after the UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution renewing the mandate of a United Nations office in the turbulent Caribbean nation and calling for all countries end the transfer of small arms, light weapons and ammunition to anyone who supports gang violence and criminal activity there.

UN aid agencies have said they are ready to help beleaguered communities as soon as it is safe to do so, spokesman Jeremy Lawrence of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said. , they have averted these dangers.

“We have relied so far from January to the end of January. On Saturday, he said, 934 people were killed, 684 injured and 680 kidnapped throughout the capital “in June”. In addition, “over the course of five days from July 8 to 12, at least 234 other people were killed or injured in gang-related violence in the city’s Cité Soleil district.”

Most said the victims “were not directly included in the gangs,” but were targeted.

Also, the UN Office of Humanitarian Affairs, I mentioned that 99 of Soliel’s recent victims were martyred.

called on Lawrence on gangs to end the violence, while Haitian authorities also urged to ensure that basic human rights are “placed at the forefront” of their responses to the crisis. The fight against impunity and sexual violence, as well as the strengthening of human rights monitoring and reporting remain, he said.

Security Council Resolution 15-0, drafted by the United States and Mexico, was approved on Friday. He demanded an immediate end to gang violence and criminal activity – a point underscored by China.

“Heavily armed gangs are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their actions, simultaneous, coordinated and organized attacks in different areas,” Lawrence said.

The government, he said, has a duty to protect citizens’ right to life even from threats coming from private destinations.

UN agencies have said some gangs are denying this access to clean water and food in order to control the population. Malnutrition is exacerbated.

US Deputy Ambassador Richard Mills said the new decision will allow the UN mission to promote political dialogue and build the capacity of the Haitian National Police to control gang violence and protect civilians. human rights.

a year after the unsolved assassination of President Jovenel Moise, gang violence has escalated and many Haitians have attempted to flee a country that appears to be in economic and social freefall. Attempts to form a coalition government stumble, efforts to hold general elections fail.

The United Nations has been involved in Haiti from time to time Since 1990, the last United Nations peacekeeping mission I was in the country from 2004 to October 2017. Political mission Now you advise the Haitian government on the strengthening of political stability and good judgment.

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