Five days of violence have left 234 people dead in the Soleil neighborhood near Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. Local time on Saturday (July 16) this information was reported by the United Nations.
According to news agency AFP, at least 234 people were killed or injured in gang violence from July 8 to July 12.
Jeremy Lawrence, a spokesman for the UN human rights office, said most of the casualties had no direct gang affiliation. But they become direct targets of gang members. We also received new reports of sexual violence.
Chang Chun, China’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said that Haiti has always been the most difficult and complex challenge for the Security Council.
He made this comment after the United Nations suspended the mandate of the Coordination Office in Haiti.
On Friday (July 15), the UN Security Council unanimously threatened to impose specific sanctions against Haiti’s criminal gangs and human rights abusers.
The organization also called on countries around the world to refrain from sending arms to the war-torn Caribbean nation.
A United Nations peacekeeping force was sent to Haiti in 2004 after the uprising toppled then-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
The peacekeeping forces left in 2017. Then the UN police took over in their place. Later they also left in 2019.🔱