The government of Canada has declared that it will dispatch naval vessels to Haiti in order to gather intelligence pertinent to the situation of escalating gang-related violence in the nation of the Caribbean.

On Thursday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared the deployment of navy ships from Canada to Haiti to collect intelligence in order to reduce the increase in gang violence in the Caribbean nation.

At the annual gathering of Caribbean leaders in the Bahamas, Prime Minister Trudeau talked about the concerning increase in homicides, sexual assaults, and abductions in Haiti since President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in July 2021. These acts are attributed to gangs that have become more confident since this event.

At the gathering, the Prime Minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry, appealed for a comprehensive foreign military intervention to halt the chaos. In October, Haiti called on the U.N. Security Council for assistance and proposed the U.S. and Canada take the lead in the force. However, no such intervention has come about, and neither of the countries has taken the initiative.

At the meeting of the 15-member Caricom trade bloc, it was announced that Canada would be sending ships shortly after a surveillance plane of theirs had gone on a mission to gather intelligence for the Haitian police and come back.

Prime Minister Trudeau remarked that Haiti is facing a grave situation with gang violence, political unrest, and dishonesty. He emphasized that it is the ideal time to unite and address the difficulties.

Trudeau suggested that Canada and other countries in the vicinity of Haiti should collaborate to devise permanent solutions to bring back stability, let humanitarian help in, and enable free and impartial voting.