[Translation of an unsigned essay from Haïti Progrès for May 18.]
Ban Ki-Moon, secretary general of the United Nations, has asked the Security Council to work toward reinforcing the UN Mission for the Stabilization of Haiti (MINUSTAH) which, he says, is being called on to play an essential role since the earthquake of last January 12.
Indeed, on April 27 the head of the UN was seen to be extremely worried about the threat of new natural disasters in the months to come, notably the arrival of the rainy season. “The risks of a possible revival of criminal activity and the precarious conditions in the refugee camps are no less unsettling,” Ki-Moon declared. “We must continue increasing security and protection measures, considering that the fragility of the state institutions exposes the country to a revival of gang activity, of organized crime and drug trafficking, which could endanger the achievements of stabilization of the past few years.” (more…)