Jovenel Moïse asks for U.S humanitarian aid
Haiti, October 29, 2019 (HaitiLibre): Haitian President Jovenel Moïse said on Monday that he had asked for humanitarian aid from the US government, as protesters demanding his resignation were on the streets for another week of demonstrations that resulted in the closure of many schools and businesses across the country.
Jovenel Moïse did not give details of the aid he requested.
Recall that more than 2 million children have not been able to go to school for nearly two months following the demonstrations, which have killed more than 20 and made more than 100 wounded…
On Sunday, the United States declared that “The apparent lack urgency to resolve the extended political stalemate is increasingly worrisome, as is the growing negative impact on public security, the economy, and the delivery of humanitarian assistance, including food aid.”
Mr Fernando Hiraldo, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator a.i for Haiti, declared “. Not restoring immediate and unconditional access to communities whose needs were alarming even prior to the ongoing crisis could lead to potentially dire consequences for hundreds of thousands of families […] For about six weeks, it has been very difficult for humanitarian partners to move and reach a bloodless population Health facilities can no longer be refueled properly, putting the lives of many children, women and men at risk 19,000 malnourished children need emergency care.”