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U.N. leaders urge international security mission to help Haiti

Haiti's violence has paralyzed the country, obstructed humanitarian aid, and fueled the resurgence of cholera amid a widening food crisis, U.N. officials emphasize.

Pastel-colored homes in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince.
Pastel-colored homes in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince. (AN/Heather Suggitt / Unsplash)

The deputy head of the United Nations appealed to world leaders to answer the Haitian government's call for help by sending troops to restore peace and security.

"At the end of 2022, Haiti is in a deepening crisis of unprecedented scale and complexity that is cause for serious alarm," Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday.

"I urge every country with the capacity to do so to give urgent consideration to the Haitian government’s request for an international specialized armed force to help restore security and alleviate the humanitarian crisis," she said.

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