International support is finally underway for the troubled nation

The United Nations Security Council has greenlit the Kenyan-led mission aimed at bringing stability to Haiti, a beleaguered Caribbean nation that has been grappling with violence, economic turmoil, and a crumbling healthcare system.

The move comes a year after Haiti’s leaders made an impassioned plea for international assistance in the face of escalating challenges.

Haiti’s Descent into Chaos

A harrowing state of affairs has gripped Haiti for years. Armed gangs have asserted control over parts of the country, unleashing waves of brutal violence, while the nation’s economy and public health system remain in disarray.

Prime Minister Ariel Henry and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have been repeatedly calling for international support since late 2022 to bolster the beleaguered Haitian police force. However, prior international interventions in Haiti had left the global community disillusioned, which contributed to hesitancy in responding to these pleas.

Security Council Approves Mission

On Monday, the Security Council passed the resolution with an impressive 13 votes in favor, while China and Russia abstained from the vote.