UN: 'Armed Action’ Needed In Haiti Amid Growing Crisis
On Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for "armed action" in Haiti, as a weeks-long gang blockade of the Varreaux terminal in Port-au-Prince continues. Guterres said intervention is needed to, "release the port and to allow for a humanitarian corridor to be established."
On Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for "armed action" in Haiti, as a weeks-long gang blockade of the Varreaux terminal in Port-au-Prince continues. Guterres said intervention is needed to, "release the port and to allow for a humanitarian corridor to be established." He added that residents face a "nightmarish" situation.
Elsewhere, at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced that the US and Mexico are preparing a proposal to authorize an international "non-UN" mission to help improve security in Haiti.
This comes after the Miami Herald reported on Saturday that the Biden admin. had decided to draft a UN Security Council resolution to support the deployment of a "rapid action force" to Haiti.
Earlier this month, Guterres proposed that "one or several countries" send a "rapid action force" to support Haiti's police to, "regain control of critical infrastructure targeted by gangs." He also asserted that the Security Council should welcome such a force.
An array of nations have been discussing the deployment of a specialized international armed force to Haiti following a plea made by the country's PM Ariel Henry on Oct. 7 to his "international partners" to help stop the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
Parts of the capital are currently under the control of armed gangs who have blocked access to the country's central fuel terminal since mid-September. Due to gang violence, and the obstruction of infrastructure, the humanitarian situation has been exacerbated - security in Haiti has deteriorated, while cholera has reemerged among the population.
Establishment-critical narrative, as provided by Peoples Dispatch. Foreign powers are to blame for the ongoing crisis in Haiti - criminal gangs are in cahoots with the US-puppet, illegitimate regime with the aim of provoking chaos and prompting another imperialist intervention. Haitians are fed up with foreign occupations and must be allowed to find a concrete solution for themselves as a sovereign people.
Pro-establishment narrative, as provided by Globe and Mail. The situation in Haiti is worse now than ever before, with gang-related violence affecting even the nation's ability to sustain normal activities. The only way to prevent the country from soon becoming a failed state is to suspend its national sovereignty and put the nation under the custody of international governance on behalf of the UN.