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The Role of the United States in Addressing the Weaponization Crisis in Haiti

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
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The escalating unrest in Haiti has led human rights advocates and civil society groups to call for a stop to the flow of illicit firearms to criminal gangs, especially from the United States. With the surge in deadly gang attacks gripping Port-au-Prince, these calls are becoming even more urgent.

According to Rosy Auguste Ducena, a lawyer and programme director at the National Human Rights Defense Network (RNDDH), Haiti does not have its own weapons or ammunition factory. Therefore, the weapons and ammunition causing chaos in the country are coming from elsewhere, with a significant portion originating from the United States.

The range of firearms and ammunition entering Haiti is largely unchecked due to weak state institutions, corruption, and challenges in monitoring the vast coastline of the country. Ducena emphasized the need for greater control over what leaves the United States to help address the crisis in Haiti.

By addressing this critical issue through stronger controls and monitoring mechanisms, international cooperation and support are essential for Haiti to curb violence and instability caused by criminal gangs. It is important for peace and security in the country to be promoted through addressing this issue that has led to widespread devastation in Haiti’s communities.

By Samantha Nguyen

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