According to UNICEF, the ongoing gang violence in Haiti has resulted in a significant rise of 30% in severe acute malnutrition among children this year. The organization has cautioned that the lives of over 100,000 young individuals are in danger due to this situation.
According to a report by the United Nations children’s fund, the number of children at risk of starvation in the Caribbean island nation has risen to over 115,000 for the year 2023. This is a significant increase from the previous year’s figure of nearly 86,000. The situation is alarming and requires urgent attention to prevent a humanitarian crisis.
In the wake of the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July 2021, Haiti, the poorest nation in the Americas, has been plunged into a political and economic crisis. The situation has escalated to the point where rival gangs have seized control of most of the capital, Port-au-Prince. The city is now divided between these warring factions, with the violence and instability causing widespread concern among the population. The situation remains tense, with no clear resolution in sight.
In the midst of a political and economic crisis since the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July 2021, Haiti, the poorest nation in the Americas, has been seized by rival gangs who have taken control of most of the capital, Port-au-Prince.