ALBA TCP expresses concern about the Haiti crisis|News|teleSUR

The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America and the People's Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) expressed this Wednesday “its concern about the serious and ongoing situation” in Haiti.


The Security Council meets due to the violent crisis in Haiti

A statement from ALBA-TCP denounces that “the recent violence deepens the crisis and makes a Haiti-led solution, including a broad dialogue between civil society and political actors, more urgent.”

It refers to the fact that violence in Haiti in recent days has led to the displacement of 15,000 people, according to UN spokesman Stéphane Dujarric.

Indeed, heavy shootings, looting, clashes with police, kidnappings and arson on Tuesday marked a day in which hundreds of people had to leave refugee camps and their homes to avoid falling victim to armed gangs spreading terror across the country.

In this sense, the ALBA-TCP note states that “it is imperative that peace, democracy and the necessary security conditions be restored in the country.”

Faced with the proposal of a new international intervention, the ALBA-TCP reiterates “the need to coordinate efforts so that Sister Haiti can find the final path to peace and resolve the humanitarian needs of its people through effective cooperation mechanisms without interference.”

The Haitian government on Sunday imposed a state of emergency and a 72-hour curfew that could be extended in the Western department, where the capital Port-au-Prince is located, after the two largest prisons were taken over by criminal gangs, causing the escape of more than 3,000 prisoners.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ariel Henry is in Puerto Rico.