UN Considers Sending Force to Haiti

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The United Nations Security Council has been asked to send an armed response force to bolster Haiti’s National Police after a plea from Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry and 18 top-ranking officials requesting “the immediate deployment of a specialized armed force, in sufficient quantity” to stop the “criminal actions” of armed gangs across the country.  Basic services and relief aid have been effectively stopped in the country by gangs and tens of thousands of demonstrators protesting PM Henry’s announcement that the government could no longer subsidize the price of fuel.  Adding to the situation, an outbreak of cholera in Port-au-Prince has killed several people, sickened others and it is feared that the outbreak will spread beyond the capital.