24 September 2022

UN Orders Evacuation of its Non-essential Staff from Haiti

  • Haiti

New York, September 24 (QNA) - The United Nations ordered the evacuation of all its non-essential international staff from Haiti, and attributed its decision to the "current violence that has left workers vulnerable to kidnapping and attacks on food stores" supported by the United Nations in various parts of the country.
The evacuation order comes two months after the UN Security Council voted to extend the mandate of its integrated office in Haiti for a year and increase the number of staff, and comes ahead of a meeting on Monday to assess the situation of UN staff in Haiti.
Gilles Michaux, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security, referred to a "security risk" in Haiti when he agreed to allow UN staff to return home.
For his part, Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, confirmed the order, and said that the United Nations system in Haiti had prioritized the support of the government in order to provide life-saving activities. (QNA)

Keywords

General, International, United Nations
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