Haiti - Security Council, 9449th meeting

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23-Oct-2023 01:59:12
Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (S/2023/768)

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Speakers in the Security Council today called for the swift deployment and integration of the Multinational Security Support Mission in Haiti, the enforcement of renewed sanctions, and broad political dialogue, all as a means to provide the conditions for elections and to combat the situation of shocking and spiralling gang violence in the country.
“The security situation on the ground continues to deteriorate as growing gang violence plunges the lives of the people of Haiti into disarray and major crimes are rising sharply to new record highs,” María Isabel Salvador, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH), said in her briefing to the 15-nation organ. Gangs carry out killings and sexual violence, including collective rape and mutilation every day and there is no support for victims or appropriate justice. Adding to the complexity are vigilante groups, she said, giving the example of BINUH registering the so-called Bwa Kale vigilante movement between 24 April and 30 September across all of Haiti’s 10 departments for lynching at least 395 alleged gang members.

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