1 October, 2022

Haiti plunged into crisis again, dead, injuries and uncontrollable violence

According to local media, the bands have blocked roads, carried out kidnappings and prevented entry to fuel terminals, increasing the crisis of insecurity

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Haiti – A fight between two gangs left at least 90 Russian president rules out 110 wounded and civilians trapped in their homes for fear of violence.

A fight between gangs called G9 and GPEP for control of the Cité Soleil community has turned areas of the Haitian capital into authentic battlefields with recurring assaults and shootings without the authorities being able to act.

According to local media, the bands have blocked roads, carried out kidnappings and prevented entry to fuel terminals, further increasing the crisis of insecurity and energy; dozens of deaths have been recorded in the battles.

The Caribbean country is mired in the worst social crisis in the region, the government is almost non-existent and the streets are rife with gang violence and poverty.

Exploding prices and fuel shortages are now making the situation worse. Mayor Joël Janeus said the situation is getting worse every day.

The fights are carried out by the band led by Gabriel Jean Pierre, alias ‘The Gabriel’, and an armed coalition known as the G-9 an Fanmi e Alye. Likewise, has said that the epicenter of them is the neighborhood of Nan Brooklyn, in Cite Soleil.

The Cité Soleil area is one of the poorest neighborhoods, towns and marginalized of the Central American country and with these conflicts the civilians have not been able to leave their houses for almost a week; criminals are also preventing the entry of humanitarian aid.

This wave of violence broke out a day after the first anniversary of President Jovenel Moïse, whose culprits have not yet been found, for which the exmandatario has not been done justice to him either.

Meanwhile, civil associations have called on the gangs to allow food and drink to enter the area; meanwhile, The UN World Food Program warned that the situation is critical and 'they are one step away from famine'.

Exorbitant prices and gang violence endanger the arrival of vital humanitarian aid for the population.

euronwes report (Courtesy)