“Haiti’s only security force is still facing serious financial difficulties due to the stagnation of the national budget since 2017,” said the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH), in a recent report presented to the Security Council, “Without a significant increase in funding, basic operations will be jeopardized,” warned UNHCR.

If the Haitian National Police (PNH) is understaffed while the armed gangs are strengthening their presence and influence in the territory, significant amounts are planned as part of a project of work for remuneration in gang controlled districts. 

The National Disarmament and Reintegration Commission (CNDDR), the UNINH report found, “must play a key role in the disbursement of the first $ 17 million tranche of a $ 40 million project funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, which includes a large “paid work” component in gang-controlled neighborhoods “.

The UNINH report commended the work of the CNDDR. “The Haitian Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission is increasingly asserting itself as the country’s entity providing strategic support for interventions to combat local violence. 

On May 4, it submitted a national strategy to the Prime Minister for approval. The text was drafted in consultation with national and international partners, with the technical advice of the UN, “said the report, stressing that” the Commission has contributed to obtaining a temporary one-month truce between the rival gangs in the La Saline district of Port-au-Prince and in adjacent areas ” Continue reading.

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