Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said immediate action is needed to fix the security situation in Haiti and that additional aid is a central topic of a virtual meeting on Friday.
“The increase in violence is only worsening the already precarious humanitarian situation. We must work together to restore stability, and to protect the safety and well-being of the Haitian people,” Trudeau said.
“This will require immediate action to mitigate violence and to support the National Police of Haiti.”
Trudeau said deep governance problems are fueling the crisis in a country where delayed elections have left many posts unfilled.
The virtual meeting is being attended by foreign ministers from over a dozen countries that includes cabinet officials from Canada, the United States, France.