Haiti – G9 : Formal denial of the National Disarmament Commission
Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Florexil of the Armed Forces of Haiti (FAd’H), Coordinator of the National Commission for the Disarmament, Dismantling and Reintegration (CNDDR) rejects any allegation of participation in the formation of the “Federation” of armed gangs and allies better known as the G-9, claiming that the statements of Commissioner Jean Rebel Dorcenat on September 3 have been misinterpreted.
He recalls that since the reactivation of the National Commission for the Disarmament, Dismantling and Reintegration (CNDDR) by the presidential decree of February 21, 2020 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27161-haiti-security-reactivation-of-the-disarmament-commission.html the Commission has never stopped working to put in place mechanisms aimed at gradually curbing the problem of armed violence. With the support of its national and international partners, the commission carried out and materialized a set of activities in various fields specific to its mandate, in particular the socio-economic study on the vulnerability of areas exposed to community violence in difficult neighborhoods and the development of a proposal for a National Strategy for the Disarmament, Dismantling, Reintegration and Reduction of Community Violence (DDR-RVC).
This National Strategy proposal addresses the various DDR-RVC aspects in a comprehensive manner and in accordance with international standards. It was the subject of consultation and reflection bringing together institutions and strategic partners whose field of competence is linked to the fields of intervention and competence of DDR.
Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Florexil emphasizes “there are no words to alleviate the suffering and pain of families grieving after acts of violence that have raged for too long in their ranks. Nevertheless in his name and that of the CNDDR he “salutes the memory of all the victims and sympathizes with the mourning homes, while taking the opportunity to energetically support the judicial and police authorities in their readiness to take over when dialogues and peaceful negotiations fail…”
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