UN Mission to Haiti says YES to the Police, NO to the Army


The New Haitian Army Corps of Engineers: Ministere de la Defense - Republique d'Haiti
Although Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant announced an imminent re-mobilization of the Haitian Army, the New UN Mission for Justice in Haiti does not seem in favor of it.

MINUSTAH, the previous mission, replaced the army in Haiti in a stabilization mission that lasted 13 years. But, for some reason, the idea for Haiti to have it's own military is a big NO NO. Why is that?

If a possible re-mobilization of the armed forces of Haiti materializes, the mission of the United Nations in support of the justice in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) will not be of the part it, an article reads on Haitian newspaper Le Nouvelliste.

Mamadou Diallo, the new Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, said he did not received a mandate from the UN Security Council to establish any "relationship with the Haitian army.

Mamadou Diallo said his mandate is clear: "Support of the National Police, strengthening of the judicial system."

QUESTION: What is so wrong about Haiti having an it's own army? Who is supposed to keep an eye on the 388 kilometers of border we have with the Dominican Republic when they themselves have army barracks all over the border.

Tags: Haitian Military, Haitian Armed Forces, Les Forces Armées d'Haiti - FAD'H, Haitian Politics, Newsletter

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Siffoi Police ak lame pou haiti ka plis avanse, bann egare nap kite lot peyi vinn fè nou pi sòt
Reply · October 28 at 12:16 PM
Jameel Of course they wouldn't say yes to the army, they'd have no reason to be in Haiti if we have our national army.
Reply · October 28 at 12:14 PM
Schuman Padovany They want the Dominican army to be all over the borders but Haiti is not supposed to protect its border? The president is not making a UN army but a... see more
Reply · October 27 at 11:33 PM
Eunice Tassone Why does the UN have a say in this decision? Haiti is an independent nation that should set its own policy. I don't know how they would support an... see more
Reply · October 27 at 11:18 PM
Dunet UN pa ka dikte gouvernement Haiti ki jan poul gouverner Haiti ni ki sa ki bon pou peyi. Yo te tuye des milye Haitien ak kolera konbyen kob yo te... see more
Reply · October 27 at 11:03 PM
Frantz Yes who are they to dictate what haitian can and can not do? They can go back where they came from. We need the Army to protect our national iterest.
Reply · October 27 at 8:10 PM
David Grant Haiti should have its own army' however, knowing the history of the army and past government,the idea should be approached with much caution. No one... see more
Reply · October 27 at 2:58 PM
Guy Laguerre Yes haiti need army.haiti is a republic country Like everyone what's the problem about or it's a crime for Haiti to have a army.
Reply · October 27 at 2:25 PM
Matilda Wells I want Haiti to have their own military and get UN out of there!
Reply · October 27 at 1:48 PM
Kerno Lame se fos deploman tout peyi. So lame a tre neseser pou anpil problem nan peyi. like rekonstriksyon, rout etc...
Reply · October 27 at 12:59 PM

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