TE24 International Desk:
The UN Security Council unanimously passed an embargo on arms sales to Haiti, which has been plagued by deadly gang violence.
The resolution calls on UN member states to ban the sale of firearms, light weapons and ammunition to so-called “non-state actors”. However, China’s proposal for a total arms embargo was rejected.
Since last week, 89 people have died in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area alone. Aid agencies say access to many areas is now dangerous. on saturday,
, the United Nations said 234 people were killed or injured in mass violence from July 8-12.
“The majority of poachers were not directly affiliated with gangs and were directly targeted by gang elements,” said UN spokesman Jeremy Lawrence.
She added that her office has also been accused of sexual harassment. A United Nations resolution banning arms sales proposed by Mexico and the United States was approved on Friday. It provides sanctions in the form of travel bans and asset seizures against Haitian gang leaders and human rights abusers.
We will extend the UN Special Political Mission in Haiti for another year. Gang violence in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest countries has skyrocketed since the assassination of President Jovenel Moise a year ago.
Recently, hundreds of protesters have burned tires, blocked roads and demanded urgent action to restore fuel supplies. Haiti’s main fuel terminals were shut down during the violence last week.
The Valu terminal is located in the dubious Cité Soleil district. Due to the scenes of war between two rival gangs and their closure, fuel was in short supply. Due to domestic anxiety and poverty, many Haitians fled to the Dominican Republic and the United States.
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