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U.N. Secretary-General Calls for “Armed Action” in Haiti

HeadlineOct 18, 2022

The United Nations is calling for “armed action” in Haiti amid worsening violence and instability as gangs continue to control much of the country. A weeklong blockade of a key port in Port-au-Prince by gangs has led to a critical shortage of fuel, food and water for millions of people and has hindered efforts to respond to a new outbreak of cholera in Haiti. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres addressed the crisis Monday.

Secretary-General António Guterres: “It’s an absolutely nightmarish situation for the population of Haiti, especially Port-au-Prince. … I believe that we need not only to strengthen the police, strengthening it with training, with equipment, with a number of other measures, but that in the present circumstances we need an armed action to release the port and to allow for a humanitarian corridor to be established.”

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