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Haiti asks the world for military assistance to stop the chaos



Haiti has been rocked by protests and gang violence, resulting in an intensifying political, economic, and security crisis.
To end the gang violence that has paralyzed Haiti, the country has asked for military assistance from outside the country.
Due to “the risk of a major humanitarian crisis,” the Haitian government granted Prime Minister Ariel Henry permission to request armed assistance.

In the meantime, the unrest in Haiti prompted the United States to urge its citizens to leave.
Since September, the country’s primary fuel terminal has been blocked by powerful gangs, preventing the country from receiving its essential supplies of water and food.
The recipient of the intervention request and the manner in which assistance will be provided are unknown.
The United Nations claimed that the government of Haiti had not submitted an official request.
Stephane Dujarric, a spokesperson for the United Nations, stated, “That being said, we remain extremely concerned about the security situation in Haiti, the impact it is having on the Haitian people, and our ability to do our work, especially in the humanitarian sphere.”

According to Vedant Patel, a spokesperson for the state department, a request for a humanitarian corridor to restore fuel distribution within Haiti is also being considered by the United States.
Mr. Patel did not specify the origin of the troops supporting this.
Since last month, a coalition of powerful gangs has controlled and blocked the Varreux fuel terminal, halting the entire nation.Businesses and transportation services have ceased operations in protest of poverty, and some hospitals have closed.
Since Mr. Henry announced on September 11 that the government would no longer provide fuel subsidies, which led to skyrocketing prices for gasoline and diesel, civil unrest has increased.
Protests and looting have grown in intensity since then, with the capital, Port-au-Prince, at the center.According to the UN envoy for Haiti, food aid warehouses have been the targets of numerous attacks, resulting in the loss of approximately $5 million (£4.6 million) in food aid.

It is unclear whether the request for foreign military intervention by the Haitian government would result in the return of UN peacekeeping troops, who left the country five years ago.
Haiti has received a mixed legacy from the United Nations:Its peacekeepers accepted some responsibility for starting a cholera epidemic that killed about 10,000 people more than a decade ago.
For the first time in three years, the government of Haiti reported eight cholera deaths on Sunday, raising concerns about the possibility of a health crisis as well.
Since cholera is spread through contaminated water, clean water is one of the many supplies that have been blocked by the country’s gangs.

One of the poorest nations in the world, Haiti has experienced a number of recent crises, including the assassination of its president, Jovenel Mose, in July 2021, and a massive earthquake that killed over 2,200 people a month later.
More than 200 people were killed in gang violence in Port-au-Prince in just ten days in July, according to UN figures. Deaths are common.

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