People participated in the hours-long march on foot, bicycle and kamyonèt [commuter truck], accompanied sometimes by the police during the protest on October 17, 2022, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo by Marvens Compère for The Haitian Times

The United Nations Security Council early Friday unanimously approved sanctions against “bad actors” behind Haiti’s violence that will include asset freezes, travel bans and arms embargo measures. 

The resolution approved by the 15-member council, established a sanctions committee on Haiti and a panel of experts to support the committee’s work for an initial period of 13 months. The committee will designate individuals and entities subject to the sanctions for one year, to start.


U.N. Security Council votes unanimously to sanction criminal actors by establishing a targeted assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo measures.

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J.O. Haselhoef is the author of “Give & Take: Doing Our Damnedest NOT to be Another Charity in Haiti.” She co-founded "Yonn Ede Lot" (One Helping Another), a nonprofit that partnered with volunteer groups in La Montagne ("Lamontay"), Haiti from 2007-2013. She is a 2022 Fellow for the Columbia School of Journalism's Age Boom Academy. She writes and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.