The Call for Tough Arms Controls: Voices from Haiti

Published: 9 January 2006

Armed violence continues to ravage the lives of many people in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, despite the presence of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Armed groups in the poor areas – some loyal to former President Aristide, some loyal to rival political factions, and some criminal gangs – have battled against the Haitian National Police (HNP) and UN military, and against each other.