According to media reports, on May 21, UN Secretary-General Guterres issued a statement after visiting Jamaica and meeting with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, saying that the severe situation in Haiti has posed a serious threat to the security situation in the entire Caribbean region.
According to the United Nations survey, Haiti is currently facing three major crises: security, politics, and the economy. From January to April 2023, more than 1,400 people died in violent incidents in Haiti. The increase in the number of murders and kidnappings has had a negative impact on local civilians. In addition, Haitian gangs have blocked docks used for fuel transportation, causing severe humanitarian tensions in the area. crisis.
Guterres called on the international community to deploy peacekeeping forces in Haiti to curb rising violence in the capital and other provincial capitals.