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UN Warns Gangs Consuming Haiti Despite Help

HAITI – The U.N.’s Special Envoy to Haiti warning resources provided to Haiti’s National Police Force are not enough to fight violent gangs.



HAITI – The United Nation’s Special Envoy to Haiti warning this week that the ongoing training and resources the international community is providing to Haiti’s National Police Force is not enough to fight increasingly violent gangs.

Helen La Lime says it’s time to look at new partnerships as she called once again for the deployment of a specialized foreign force.

Powerful gangs have infiltrated communities in the Haitian capital and beyond, with experts estimating they now control about 60 percent of Port-au-Prince.

Since October, Prime Minister Ariel Henry has asked for international boots on the ground.

The U.N. security council has instead implemented sanctions.