Haiti’s president, others seek end to violence

Haiti’s president and international humanitarian officials are calling for an end to violent demonstrations linked to Haiti’s cholera epidemic, saying they are hampering aid efforts.

President Rene Preval made the appeal in an address Tuesday.

The United Nations has called on protests to stop immediately so Haitian and international workers can save lives.

United Nations humanitarian coordinator Nigel Fisher says the world body has been forced to cancel flights carrying aid supplies because of security concerns in Cap-Haitien and Port de Paix. The problems have also affected people’s ability to get to the hospital and forced the suspension of a water cleaning project and training of medical staff.

Fisher also condemned an attack on a World Food Program warehouse, which was looted of food supplies and burned.

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