World November 1, 2022 | 11:47 am

UN demands immediate action for Haitian children

The “triple threat” of cholera, malnutrition, and violence, which affects more than a million children in Haiti, has prompted the UN Committee on the Rights of Children to call on the international community to take “immediate action.” Since the start of the academic year in Haiti on October 3 of last year, the committee claims that the increase in insecurity in the Caribbean nation has prevented the majority of children from attending school.

According to reports, the nation is currently dealing with a cholera outbreak that threatens “the health, well-being, and lives of 1.2 million children living in the affected areas,” despite the fact that there had not been one for the previous three years. In terms of hunger, UNICEF estimates that nearly 100,000 Haitian children under the age of five are severely acutely malnourished. This issue has recently gotten worse as a result of the country’s unrest and economic issues. It has also urged the Haitian government to uphold its responsibilities under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which include preventing children from being exposed to pornography, human trafficking, or any other form of involvement in armed conflict.

The Committee on the Rights of the Child, which consists of 18 impartial experts, is the UN body that oversees how its member states implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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November 1, 2022 4:27 pm

This is why I am 100% sure that the world is going straight to hell and the people therein. France owes Haiti a full return of the extortion indemnity money it stole from Haiti. If France were worth itself, it would have paid Haiti back with interest to square this historical and present-day injustice. Yet, there is absolutely no word from France. They prefer the people of Haiti to go on suffering and dying at all ages. Why Haiti wants to emulate the French is beyond me. In my opinion, they continue to be enemy No. 1 to Haitians everywhere. France could pay this money back to Haiti and it would not change a thing for their economy. The US prefers to send money to the Ukraine for more grenades while children within its southern hemisphere are starving to death. Nothing could be further from the teachings of Jesus Christ!! Nothing!!! When Hitler starved the Jews in concentration camps, the world found it wrong and appalling. It was considered a crime against humanity and a modern-day genocide. What is different here? People are dying of preventable illnesses like cholera and starving from malnutrition. Yet, the US pays its farmers to modify production to inflate market value on supply. If they even professed to believe in Jesus Christ at all. Religion is not a badge that you wear, it is a life that you live and principles (mandated by God) that you live by. What a hypocritical joke this world is.

November 1, 2022 7:50 pm
Reply to  Sillyputty

i agree with your statement 100%

Juan Soto
November 2, 2022 11:05 am

France was the main one and the US destroyed Haiti now they want to do the same to DR. With chaos in Haiti and people getting killed, shortage of food, no medicine, and no fuel. Is very clear that don’t care about Haiti.