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Haitians are the only ones who can put an end to insecurity – BINUH

Port-au-Prince, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The UN Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) on Monday claimed that Haitians are the only ones who can put an end to domestic insecurity and political instability.

The regional body called all national forces to put differences aside and unite in the interest of the country. “Only together can Haitians end insecurity and political instability. The United Nations will be at their side.”

The statement that comes after the recognition of the failure of the international community in Haiti, by the controversial Organization of American States (OAS), made it clear that the BINUH’s mission in Haiti is to advise the Government in strengthening political stability and good governance.

BINUH also have –as its major missions- to support Haitian authorities in organizing elections, cracking down on violence, addressing human rights violations, strengthening both police and judicial system as well as enhancing penitentiaries´ conditions.

The body cleared up it does not have either a military or police forces to fight off insecurity, nor does its mandate allow it to carry out these operations.

The note comes after the OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro´s statements directly calling for a UN military intervention and the return of the stability mission, amid an upsurge in violence by armed groups and lack of state control.

According to OAS, known for its anti-regional stance, Haiti alone will not be able to fight off gangs and rebuild a prosperous state for its 12 million inhabitants.


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