Weekly Report - 13 October 2022 (WR-22-41)

HAITI: Demands grow for foreign armed intervention

Haiti’s caretaker prime minister, Ariel Henry, has called for a foreign armed intervention to stabilise the country. Amid mass protests in recent weeks over soaring living costs and the parlous security situation, as gangs exploit the political vacuum left by the July 2021 assassination of president Jovenel Moïse (2017-2021) [WR-22-38], a cholera outbreak would seem to have proven a tipping point as gang blockades prevent the free movement of water, fuel, food, and medical supplies. The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres has revealed that he has submitted a letter to the UN Security Council (UNSC) to consider the request.

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