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.