UN asks countries not to repatriate Haitians
Source: Listin Diario
Leaders of UN refugee and human rights organizations urged the international community on Thursday not to send Haitians back to their nation, which is going through a severe humanitarian and security crisis. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi issued a statement in which he said, “Considering this situation is so worrying, I call on all states to be in solidarity with Haiti and I urge them not to return Haitians to an extremely fragile country.”
In a separate statement, Volker Türk, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, stated that it is “clear that the systematic violations of rights in Haiti do not currently allow the safe, dignified, and lasting return of Haitians to the country.” Regardless of the reasons why they leave their country”, the Austrian urged the governments of the region to ensure that all Haitians have access to a legal regime, protection, and support services.” “People are being killed by firearms, they are dying because they do not have access to safe drinking water, food, healthcare, women are being gang raped with impunity. The levels of insecurity and the dire humanitarian situation have been devastating for the people of Haiti,” Türk said.
According to the refugee agency, there were 147,558 Haitians seeking asylum worldwide as of June 2022.
According 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 United States, and to a lesser extent, through the Eastern Caribbean to Chile and Brazil.