Haiti – Security : The Ministry of Education condemns kidnappings and attacks on schools
In a note, the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP) condemns the latest acts of kidnapping targeting the school population and also the attacks on schools.
“The Ministry of National Education condemns with the utmost rigor all acts of kidnapping, including recent ones particularly affecting the school population and which affect Haitian families.
The MENFP calls on the police authorities to strengthen control measures around school buildings, particularly in sensitive areas.
The Ministry expresses its solidarity with the victims and the affected families and calls for a common front against these criminal and unacceptable acts which mourn and leave families in desolation.
The MENFP takes the opportunity to also condemn all the attacks against schools under the pretext of mobilization against kidnapping by those who have other unacknowledged and unspeakable agendas.
The defense of our rights to life and to free movement cannot be used as a pretext to violate and trample the right to education of our children, whatever the circumstances.”