Members of the United Nation’s Security Council have expressed deep concern over the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Haiti.
They condemned in the strongest terms the increasing violence, criminal activities, and human rights abuses and violations which undermine the peace, stability and security of Haiti.
In a statement, they called on the perpetrators of these abhorrent acts to be brought to justice and emphasized the Council’s role in placing sanctions on individuals and entities responsible for or complicit in, or having engaged in, directly or indirectly, actions that threaten the peace, security or stability of Haiti, in accordance with resolution 2653.
The members of the Security Council noted with grave concern the illicit trafficking flows of firearms and ammunition that enable gangs and other criminal networks to fuel violence in Haiti. They repeated the urgent need to prohibit the transfer of arms and related materiel of all types to non-state actors engaged in or supporting gang violence, criminal activities, or human rights abuses in Haiti, as well as to prevent their illicit trafficking and diversion.
They also took note of the Report of the Secretary-General dated April 14, 2023, in which he reiterated the request for enhanced assistance to support the Haitian National Police’s efforts to combat high levels of gang violence and re-establish security.