Tag: Haiti

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40,000 Haitians Driven From Their Homes By Gang Violence

 According to the UN’s food agency, around 40,000 people have been forced out of their homes since mid-August by violence in Haiti, following a rise in crime in the impoverished Caribbean nation. The displacement is worsening an already complex humanitarian crisis, where almost half of the country faces acute levels of food insecurity. The UN and its partners have been […]

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Reggae Boyz Squad Named For Upcoming CONCACAF Nations League Games

Jamaica has announced its new Reggae Boyz squad for their upcoming CONCACAF Nations League games against Haiti and Grenada. There has been a surprise recall for 31-year-old defender Michael Hector who hasn’t featured since 2021. Hector’s inclusion was made possible with the absence of another defender, Brentford’s Ethan Pinnock who is out with an achilles injury.  Karoy Anderson, a 19-year-old […]

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UN Set To Send International Security Force To Help Haiti

In what is being hailed as an historic first, the UN Security Council on Monday authorized the deployment of an international security force to help Haiti’s national police quell surging gang violence and restore security across the strife-torn Caribbean nation. The mission was requested by the Haitian Government and civil society representatives, following months of chaos and steadily worsening conditions […]

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UN Chief Urges Robust Multinational Force For Haiti

NEW YORK — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on the international community to “act now” and deploy a robust non-U.N. armed force to Haiti to support the national police in stopping the gang violence overwhelming the island nation. “Nothing short of the robust use of force, complemented by a suite of non-kinetic measures, by a capable specialized multinational police […]

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Skepticism, Uncertainty, Hope: Haitians React To Possible Kenya-Led Mission

People in Haiti express doubts over potential multinational force but say country can’t fight gangs on its own. Haitians have expressed scepticism over Kenya’s offer to lead a multinational force to help the Caribbean nation respond to months of surging gang violence, questioning whether another international mission would bring more harm than good. Many people in Haiti said the sexual abuse and […]

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CARICOM Urges Multinational Security Support For Haiti

CARICOM Member States are calling for global multinational security support with the appropriate jurisdictional mandate, aimed at restoring peace and stability in Haiti. Speaking on behalf of CARICOM during the United Nations Security Council meeting on Haiti on Thursday (July 6), Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said the regional integration movement is also urging a UN Security Council […]

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Haiti Gets Hit By Another Earthquake

According to media reports, at least three people were killed and several others injured after an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 rocked parts of Haiti early Tuesday morning. The quake caused damage to some buildings near Abricot in the Department of Grand’Anse. The Haitian Civil Protection said the quake had a depth of 10 kilometers. The bodies of three […]

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Dominican Republic Cries Enough Is Enough

According to press reports, the Dominican College of Economists (Codeco) says the Dominican Republic’s economy cannot support any more illegal immigrants from Haiti. It noted that the government unable to provide more jobs due to the influx of a substantial number of Haitian migrants. It states further that although trade with Haiti has continued its dynamism, the Dominican Republic’s economy […]

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Jamaica Prepared To Support Int’l Response To Haiti – PM

Jamaica is prepared to support a united international effort in response to the persistent crisis and deteriorating conditions in Haiti, says Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness. He was speaking in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (January 31), where he reaffirmed Jamaica’s commitment to working with CARICOM and bilateral partners, such as Canada, the United States of America, […]

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No Progress On International Force For Haiti

The U.N. and the government of Haiti reiterated their appeal recently for an international force to quickly deploy to the island nation to help subdue an unprecedented level of gang violence that has terrorized the population. In early October, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres backed a request from the Haitian government to send a force to address escalating insecurity and a deepening […]