The Varreux oil terminal, the largest in Haiti, has been blocked by armed criminal gangs since mid-September, paralyzing the whole country, according to the words of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean Victor Généus. Last week, Haiti asked for help from the UN to reopen it.
“I have the delicate mission of bringing before the Security Council the cry of anguish of an entire people who are suffering and to say loud and clear that the Haitians do not live, they survive,” said the Haitian Minister of Affairs on Monday. foreign to the Council.
The United States and Mexico are preparing two resolutions for the Council to respond to the request.
US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said one of the resolutions would authorize a non-UN international assistance mission to improve security and allow humanitarian aid to flow into Haiti. .
The proposal was for “a limited, carefully delineated, non-UN mission” that would be led by “a partner nation” with experience in such operations, she added.