World March 7, 2023 | 9:10 am

60 deaths in 8 days in Haiti

At least 60 people have died in just 8 days and 50 are missing due to clashes between armed gangs in Port-au-Prince, according to data from the NGO Reseau National de Defense des Droits Humains (RNDDH). This Monday the clashes continue in the Haitian capital and shots are heard, so the RNDDH figures are only a provisional balance of the deaths that occurred between February 24 and March 4 due to clashes between two coalitions of armed groups that fight for the control of the territory, the G9, and the GPEP. According to the executive director of the RNDDH, Pierre Esperance, there is still no data on the violence registered in the Solino neighborhood, an until now peaceful area that the G9 wants to conquer.

The center of the Haitian capital has been experiencing worsening tension for days, due to this war between gangs. Hundreds of people have been forced to leave their homes to flee the clashes, dozens of whom have taken refuge in the homes of relatives, fearing that “displaced camps” will be created that could be attacked later. According to the videos circulating on the networks, hundreds of houses have been burned and, in addition to the dead, there are people with burns as a result of these arson attacks.

Given this and the increase in kidnappings, several schools in Port-au-Prince closed their doors from Monday until further notice. In the last week, dozens of kidnappings were recorded, including students, parents of students, and even people who were in their own homes. Despite the tension, the Haitian authorities have made no statements and have not announced measures to deal with gang battles.

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Paul Tierney
March 7, 2023 9:26 am

…and still no international intervention to stop the chaos.

Alberto martinez
March 7, 2023 11:02 am

Its time for haiti to disolve the country and france repay the haitians by giving them french citizenship so they can live in france in exchange of their brutal slavery and destruction of haiti by france and give back the land to Santo Domingo the original owners until france ocuppied the western part by 1625 illegally and started dumping slaves from different tribes

Juan Soto
March 7, 2023 11:31 am

While so many Haitians are being killed in Haiti the United Nations, France, Canada, and the United States all they do is talk and No action. I thought they were supposed to be the world leader.

Ramon Garcia
March 7, 2023 12:21 pm

No need to be alarm, Canada has a ship on Haiti’s coasts to gather intelligence about gang violence.

Ramon Garcia
March 7, 2023 12:25 pm

What’s funny was that the gangs took a break from the violence to celebrate their carnival

March 7, 2023 11:26 pm

Barbecue is in charge …? ? ?

Juan Soto
March 9, 2023 7:38 pm

People are getting killed, robbed, raped, and kidnapped in Haiti. No United Nation, or US.
International medical charity Doctors Without Borders has temporarily closed its hospital in a
violence-plagued area of the Haitian capital, saying it could no longer guarantee the safety of 
staff and patients amid clashes between armed groups. Where are the United States,Canada?,