- Carl Sandy Alcema
U.N. expects Haiti sanctions regime to be running by January 2023
The United Nations' sanction regime in Haiti in response to the gang violence and humanitarian crisis should be working by early next year, a top UN aid official said on Thursday.
Speaking at a news briefing, Ulrika Richardson said the U.N. Security Council is still discussing possible international intervention in Haiti, 2 months after U.N. chief Antonio Guterres proposed several countries send in a "rapid action strike force."
"I think there is a sense of urgency, a lot of the actors share that sense of urgency. But it's tricky," said Richardson when quizzed about how long such a response could take.
Richardson said people are being confronted with violence on a daily basis in Port-au-Prince, saying "it can't continue."