UN warns of rising casualties in Haiti conflict | New

The United Nations Human Rights Office reported on Saturday that some 934 people have died in Haiti this year as a result of the violent situation between armed gangs.

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In this regard, the spokesperson for the human rights organization, Jeremy Laurence, affirmed that most of the victims do not have direct links with the armed groups, whereas there is a increase in the number of cases of sexual abuse.

In this sense, Laurence urged the authorities of the country to implement a response in order to guarantee the protection of human rights, which are a priority when intervening in a crisis.

Likewise, the spokesperson called on armed groups to cease fire in order to respect the right to life of Haitians, in the midst of the upsurge in killings as 234 dead or injured have been recorded since July 8.

For its part, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Haiti (OCHA) pointed out that in the week of July 7 to 14, 99 dead, 135 injured and about twenty missing people were reported.

According to OCHA, around 277,000 people from the commune of Cité Soleil are stranded in the conflict zone where the water supply has been interrupted since the end of last week.

At the same time, more than 100 houses were burned, bringing the number of displaced persons to 2,500 due to the escalation of hostilities and terrorist acts in the country.

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