Haiti Enters State of Chaos Amid Gang-Related Violence, Kidnappings, UNICEF Says

Haiti is currently in a state of chaos as a result of the level of gang-related violence and numerous kidnappings, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Chief of Communications in Haiti, Ndiaga Seck, said.

Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake in August in which more than 2,000 people died. The humanitarian crisis with respect to the earthquake compounded the existing burden of poverty, rampant gang violence and a political crisis following the assassination of previous President Jovenel Moise in July.

When asked about the current humanitarian situation in the country following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, Seck said, “Actually, in Haiti now, the humanitarian situation is chaos.”

Seck said even before Moise’s assassination, UNICEF knew at the beginning of the year that gang-related violence started growing in Haiti – especially in and around the capital Port-au-Prince – and 19,000 people have fled their homes as a result. Sputnik

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