Haiti – FLASH : Bandits vandalize and burn colleges



Haiti – FLASH : Bandits vandalize and burn colleges
29/03/2024 09:47:48

Haiti - FLASH : Bandits vandalize and burn schools

The Ministry of Nationwide Training denounces and condemns, with all its power, all acts of destruction which proceed to be perpetrated towards colleges and universities. Attacking colleges and universities, destroying archives, burning colleges and universities, destroying faculty and college supplies, is to destroy the primary members of a society, is to destroy the central pillar of a home which permits it’s as much as all of society to face sturdy to organize for the way forward for kids and younger folks and the way forward for the nation.

The Frère Nau faculty and the École Normale Supérieure of Port-au-Prince the place bandits looted and burned the premises are the final two main teams of those bandits.

The Ministry calls for everybody to return collectively to guard colleges, reiterating that “kids’s proper to training should be protected always. Colleges won’t perish. Let’s come collectively to save lots of colleges and kids.”

For its half, UNICEF strongly condemns the assault by closely armed people who entered the premises of the Frère Nau faculty on March 25, which they looted, setting hearth to 23 school rooms, depriving greater than 1,000 kids of their proper to training.

The variety of colleges pressured to shut because of violence and insecurity has elevated in latest months. By the tip of January, round 900 colleges had been briefly closed, depriving round 200,000 kids of their proper to training. Threats to highschool safety are significantly worrying within the metropolitan space of Port-au-Prince and in northern Artibonite.

“In a rustic going through more and more advanced conflicts and instability, training can by no means be seen as an choice […] Assaults on colleges violate kids’s rights and worldwide humanitarian legislation. Colleges must be secure and guarded areas always. It’s laborious to consider that kids should dwell in fixed worry of such assaults. This shouldn’t be their actuality. Assaults on kids and households should cease, as soon as and for all.”

Thumbnail : On the high partial hearth on the École Normale Supérieure on the backside hearth on the Frère Nau faculty.

See additionally :

https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-41979-haiti-flash-update-on-the-situation-in-haiti.html

https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-41869-haiti-ueh-catastrophic-partial-assessment-of-the-looting-of-the-famv.html

https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-41779-haiti-flash-the-metropolitan-area-under-attacks.html

HL/ S/ HaitiLibre

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