The Canadian assessment mission in Haiti has now returned home

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The Canadian assessment mission in Haiti has now returned home

A man walks near a burning barricade, in Port-au-Prince, October 30, 2022.

L& #x27;Canadian Ambassador to Haiti said Monday that the team tasked with assessing the situation in the crime-ridden country has now returned to Canada.

Sébastien Carrière revealed the return of this assessment mission during his testimony before the House Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development. re des communes.

Ambassador Carrière told MPs that this team is already briefing senior officials on its observations on the ground, as the Canadian government charts next steps to help Haiti.

Haiti has been in turmoil since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse last year. Criminal gangs are currently wreaking havoc in the country and the cholera epidemic is worsening.

The United Nations has discussed sending an international armed force to restore order, but Mr. Carrière said Monday that Canada had not yet decided whether it would support such a move.

The Ambassador nevertheless said that many people in Haiti and the Caribbean region hope that Canada will take a leadership role in supporting this country.

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