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Tuesday, June 8, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, questioned by Congressman Andy Levin during a hearing before the Congressional Foreign Affairs Committee concerning the position of the Biden administration regarding the constitutional referendum in Haiti replied "Our position is that it should not take place [...]". The Haitian Caucus is pleased that the US Secretary of State has finally spoken out against the referendum process underway in Haiti.
More than 1,120 residents have fled Martissant
UN Haiti and humanitarian partners are working with the Haitian Government and local authorities to provide the necessary emergency assistance to some 1,120 residents of Martissant, including women and girls displaced by violence in their neighborhood https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33912-haiti-flash-gang-war-hundreds-of-people-flee-martissant.html
BRI patrol kills a racketeer
Tuesday at around 8:30 p.m., a patrol of the Intervention and Research Brigade (BRI) was the target of shots from unidentified armed individuals. The latter ransomed passers-by on Boulevard Toussaint Louverture near Universal Motors. During the exchange of fire, one of them was fatally shot and a 9mm caliber pistol was recovered.
Me André Michel did not respond to the OAS invitation
Me André Michel, one of the leaders of the radical opposition, informs that the so-called "Democratic and Popular" Sector did not respond to the invitation of the Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33935-haiti-news-zapping.html explaining that nevertheless a document explaining the position of the "Democratic and Popular" Sector was sent to the members of the Mission.
4th Superior Council of the National Police in one week
On Wednesday, the Prime Minister a.i, Claude Joseph, organized his 4th Superior Council of the National Police (CSPN) in one week on the security situation of the country. A Board extended to the Directors General of the General Customs Administration and the National Port Authority (APN) with a view to strengthening the control structures at the ports and the border.
900,000 Haitians will benefit from humanitarian aid
USAID is one of the partners supporting the World Food Program (WFP) in providing humanitarian assistance in Haiti. Since the start of 2021, WFP has provided emergency aid to more than 200,000 Haitians thanks to funding from USAID, i.e. 18% more than in 2020. In 2021, WFP is expanding its operations to reach 900,000 Haitians by the end of this year.