UN / HAITI LA LIME PRESSER

25-Jan-2023 00:02:48
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti, Helen La Lime, told reporters, “What Haitians most want right now is security, security to go about their lives without the fear of being injured or kidnap when they leave their homes in the morning.” UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 25 JANUARY 2023, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations

25 JANUARY 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, press briefing room
3.SOUNDBITE (English) Helen La Lime, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH):
“What Haitians most want right now is security, security to go about their lives without the fear of being injured or kidnap when they leave their homes in the morning.”
4.Wide shot, press briefing room
5.SOUNDBITE (English) Helen La Lime, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH):
“These three approaches working together - political dialogue for a return to democracy; sanctions that can help ensure accountability and a force to help in the fight against gangs and to help the nation’s police secure neighborhoods and begin to restore some semblance of normal life for the families living in those neighborhoods is critical.”
6.Wide shot, press briefing room
7.SOUNDBITE (English) Helen La Lime, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH):
“What they are asking for is support in the form of a specialized force that will work in an integrated manner with the Haitian National Police. That is, the Haitian National Police are a critical part of this effort. It is a joint partnership that would go against the gangs and exactly what that would look like what it would consist of needs to be discussed with the countries that are interested in participating in this effort.”
8.Wide shot, press briefing room
9.SOUNDBITE (English) Helen La Lime, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH):
“The Haitian government, Haitians generally are not interested in a return to into Peacekeeping, but we are working with the Haitian National Police to help them address criminality. And there are other partners that are working with the Haitian National Police as we speak the United States and Canada in the fight against criminality and gangs.”
10.Wide shot, press briefing room
11.SOUNDBITE (English) Helen La Lime, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH):
“Fifty percent of the population is food insecure, 54 percent of households are dependent on food aid, and that in Cité Soleil, we have about 20,000 people who are experiencing famine like conditions and yes, it is difficult to access them, but we are doing it we are doing it through the agencies that work for the UN system, WFP, UNICEF, are very active in that area. And we're doing it through non-governmental organizations that we support. Other donors are active as well, and are bringing in increased levels of humanitarian assistance.”
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The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti, Helen La Lime, told reporters, “What Haitians most want right now is security, security to go about their lives without the fear of being injured or kidnap when they leave their homes in the morning.”

Speaking to reporters today (25 Jan) in New York, the Special Representative Lime reiterated that three approaches working together, namely “political dialogue for a return to democracy; sanctions that can help ensure accountability and a force to help in the fight against gangs and to help the nation’s police secure neighborhoods and begin to restore some semblance of normal life for the families living in those neighborhoods is critical.”

Asked about the specialized force, which was requested by the Government in October, Lime said that the Haitian government is asking for support “in the form of a specialized force that will work in an integrated manner with the Haitian National Police.”

She reiterated that the Haitian National Police is a “critical part of this effort,” add that “it is a joint partnership that would go against the gangs and exactly what that would look like what it would consist of needs to be discussed with the countries that are interested in participating in this effort.”

Asked about a UN peacekeeping mission in the country, the Special Representative said, “The Haitian government, Haitians generally are not interested in a return to into Peacekeeping, but we are working with the Haitian National Police to help them address criminality. And there are other partners that are working with the Haitian National Police as we speak the United States and Canada in the fight against criminality and gangs.”

Asked about the humanitarian situation, ,Lime said, “Fifty percent of the population is food insecure, 54 percent of households are dependent on food aid, and that in Cité Soleil, we have about 20,000 people who are experiencing famine like conditions.

She said that it is difficult to access people in the area, but the UN is “doing it through the agencies that work for the UN system, WFP, UNICEF are very active in that area.”

Lime added that non-governmental organizations and other donors are active as well, and are bringing in increased levels of humanitarian assistance.
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