Thursday, December 28, 2017
Security in Haiti.
Latin American delegates at the UN General Assembly’s Fifth Committee warned on December 18 against funding cuts to the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH). Peacekeeping troops withdrew from Haiti in mid-October and were replaced with a smaller force involved only in training and supporting local police. Haiti’s security forces appear to be struggling with their new responsibilities. The police have already been accused of human rights abuses, and several officers have been killed in raids on criminal groups.