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Haiti crisis forces Caribbean militaries to prepare for intervention

12th March 2024 - 13:55 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez


DR minister of defence Lieutenant General Carlos Luciano Díaz Morfa visited bases along the country’s border with Haiti on 6 March 2024. (Photo: DR Ministry of Defence)

As gangs gain control of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s Caribbean neighbours have been preparing to intervene in the failed state, with the US and other partners waiting in the wings with equipment and financial support.

Caribbean militaries have been preparing for the potential fallout from the crisis in Haiti where gangs have taken control of most of capital Port-au-Prince with preparations including the potential for a multinational force to be deployed to the country.

Lieutenant General Carlos Luciano Díaz Morfa, minister of defence for neighbouring Dominican Republic (DR), spent three days in early March visiting the country’s lengthy border with Haiti and announced that additional troops and equipment would be sent to the border, without adding any further details.

The US has continued to donate equipment to the DR military to support capacity building. In

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Wilder Alejandro Sanchez


Wilder Alejandro Sanchez

Wilder Alejandro Sánchez is an analyst who covers defense & security, geopolitical, and trade issues …

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