ici Haiti - Insecurity : The UN recommends the evacuation of its non-critical personnel in Haiti
In a note Gilles Michaud, Under-Secretary General in the Department of Safety and Security of UN Personnel in Haiti explains "Due to the current security context and on the basis of the revised security risk management process, in consultation with the security management team, recommends the evacuation of non-critical international personnel for the Haiti program to their country of origin [...]"
UN personnel who are required on the ground to support stability and security efforts and to conduct life-saving interventions as well as supporting activities to help Haitian people cope in the current situation and ultimately to build a life of dignity for all, are remaining in the country. A small number of staff members will be working remotely so that they can fulfil their duties more effectively.
The UN in Haiti condemns the violence that has been witnessed in the country in recent weeks and calls on all actors to work together to de-escalate the situation and ensure a return to calm.
The UN in Haiti is closely monitoring the evolving situation and is readying its surge capacity for possible increased humanitarian needs.