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UN asks countries to not repatriate Haitians

Source: Listin Diario

Leaders of UN refugee and human rights organizations urged the international community on Thursday to not send Haitians back to their nation, which goes through a severe humanitarian and security crisis. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi issued an announcement wherein he said, “Considering this case is so worrying, I call on all states to be in solidarity with Haiti and I urge them to not return Haitians to an especially fragile country.”

In a separate statement, Volker Türk, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, stated that it’s “clear that the systematic violations of rights in Haiti don’t currently allow the secure, dignified, and lasting return of Haitians to the country.” Whatever the the reason why they leave their country”, the Austrian urged the governments of the region to make sure that all Haitians have access to a legal regime, protection, and support services.” “Individuals are being killed by firearms, they’re dying because they don’t have access to secure drinking water, food, healthcare, women are being gang raped with impunity. The degrees of insecurity and the dire humanitarian situation have been devastating for the people of Haiti,” Türk said.

In response to the refugee agency, there have been 147,558 Haitians searching for asylum worldwide as of June 2022.

In response to Olga Sarrado, a spokeswoman for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, “most Haitians travel through the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas to the US, and to a lesser extent, through the Eastern Caribbean to Chile and Brazil.

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