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UN calls for bold, immediate action for Haiti

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The United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) has released a report which calls for immediate and bold action to tackle the “cataclysmic” situation in Haiti.

The report covers the period from September 25, 2023, to February 29, 2024. It said corruption, impunity and poor governance, compounded by increasing levels of gang violence, have eroded the rule of law in Haiti and have brought state institutions close to collapse.

“Tackling insecurity must be a top priority to protect the population and prevent further human suffering. It is equally important to protect institutions essential to the rule of law, which have been attacked to their very core,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk.

According to the UN, the number of casualties of gang violence significantly increased in 2023, with 4,451 people killed and 1,668 injured. The number of victims skyrocketed in the first three months of this year, with 1,554 killed and 826 injured up to March 22.

The UN report also said gangs continued to use sexual violence to brutalise, punish and control people, the report found. Some women are forced into exploitative sexual relations with gang members. In addition, the rape of hostages continues to be used to strongarm families into paying ransoms. Sexual violence remains severely under-reported and largely unpunished.

Gangs also continue to recruit and abuse children – both boys and girls – who are unable to leave their ranks for fear of retaliation.

The report calls for tighter national and international controls to stem weapons and ammunition trafficking into Haiti and reiterates the need for the urgent deployment of a multinational security support (MSS) mission to back up the police force.

There is a thriving Haitian population living and working in the BVI.


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  1. Ummm HELLO says:

    Why can’t they do this for Palestine?

  2. ostrict says:

    Yea its screwed up we act like things are going normal. This is the new normal. Thousands dying & tortured round the world in senseless wars & chaos. No peace for haitans, no food for palestine, & ukrainians conscripted against their will. Man made disaster is the new normal.

  3. As long says:

    As Tortola doesn’t allow the Haitians in Tortola. The majority of them are criminals and belongs to gangs. Down to the Dominican Republic that is next door to Haiti don’t want them in their Country. Haiti decided they wanted their Independence from France and they got it.There is nothing France or anyone can do for them. They have to fight their own battle.

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  4. Outside Interference, says:

    Haiti is fighting two battles 1) with the foriegn instigation of war and violence by the developed countries, US and Francei particular and 2) by the hoodlums supported by plitical parties and individuals. Haiti will never recover from such a blight, and outside interference will always be there keeping her i perpetual chaos..

    Haiti’s blighht is by design from the day it chosed to be free.

  5. Send dem ms says:

    Send our criminals in jail to assist them!

    in return if them come back alive we reduce their sentence!

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