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UN Assesses Total Displaced by Gang Crisis

Refugees from Haiti's capital are overwhelming other provinces

(Newser) - Surging violence in Haiti from clashes with armed gangs since March has displaced nearly 580,000 people, according to a new report from the UN migration agency, a figure that underscores the magnitude of the Caribbean nation's crisis. Haiti has long faced unrest, but at the end of February,...

Finally, Haiti Has a New Prime Minister

He 'has an arduous task ahead of him,' facing rampant gang violence, deep poverty, inflation

(Newser) - UN development specialist Garry Conille was named Haiti's new prime minister Tuesday evening, nearly a month after a coalition within a fractured transitional council sought to choose someone else for the position, the AP reports. The long-awaited move comes as gangs continue to terrorize the capital of Port-au-Prince, opening...

Daughter of Missouri Lawmaker Killed in Haiti

Ben Baker's daughter Natalie Lloyd and husband Davy ambushed by gangs in Port-au-Prince

(Newser) - The UN estimates 2,500 people have been hurt or killed during the first quarter of this year amid the ongoing gang violence in Haiti, and now, a Missouri state lawmaker has received tragic news of his own out of the island nation, per KOAM . "My heart is broken...

Embattled PM of Haiti Calls It Quits
Embattled PM
of Haiti Calls It Quits

Embattled PM of Haiti Calls It Quits

Ariel Henry will step aside, clearing the way for a new government in violence-torn country

(Newser) - Ariel Henry resigned Thursday as prime minister of Haiti, clearing the way for a new government to be formed in the Caribbean country, which has been wracked by gang violence that has killed or injured more than 2,500 people from January to March. Henry presented his resignation in a...

In Haiti, 'Everything Is Crashing'
In Haiti, 'Everything Is Crashing'

In Haiti, 'Everything Is Crashing'

Health care system nears collapse as gangs attack hospitals, medical supplies dwindle

(Newser) - On a recent morning at a hospital in the heart of gang territory in Haiti's capital, a woman began convulsing as a doctor and two nurses raced to save her. They stuck electrodes to her chest and flipped on an oxygen machine while keeping their eyes on a computer...

UN: Situation in Haiti Is 'Cataclysmic'

The 'numbers are all going very much in the wrong direction, very quickly'

(Newser) - The situation in Haiti is "cataclysmic," according to a United Nations Human Rights Office report , with more than 1,500 people killed so far this year in gang violence in a country of 11.5 million people. UN human rights expert William O'Neill said Thursday that the...

Americans Flee Haiti: 'You Can Only Imagine' the Suffering

State Department starts flying US citizens out, but the Americans will have to pay for the flights

(Newser) - A charter flight carrying dozens of US citizens fleeing spiraling gang violence in Haiti landed Sunday in Miami, per the AP . Nearly 50 Americans were on the government-chartered flight, reports CBS News . The flight arrived at the Miami International Airport after the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince earlier this month urged...

4M in Haiti Need Food, Aid Groups Say

Gangs are blocking aid distribution as crowds rush shelters

(Newser) - A crowd of about 100 people tried to shove through a metal gate in Haiti's capital as a guard with a baton pushed them back, threatening to hit them. Undeterred, children and adults, some carrying babies, kept elbowing each other trying to enter. "Let us in! We're...

X Yanks 'Very Graphic' Video Posted by Elon Musk

His clip purporting to show cannibalism taking place in Haiti violated 'the X Rules'

(Newser) - A video that Elon Musk shared on the social media platform he owns was taken down, by the social media platform he owns. Per Bloomberg , Musk had spotted a story by NBC News that took him and right-wing influencers to task for spreading "propaganda" about the current crisis in...

Mitch Albom Among 10 People Evacuated From Haiti

They were taken by helicopter amid country's unrest

(Newser) - Author and Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom and nine others have been rescued by helicopter from Haiti after becoming stranded in the poverty-stricken and violence-torn Caribbean nation while visiting an orphanage. The group was forced to shelter inside the Have Faith Haiti Mission & Orphanage in Port-au-Prince for more...

As Crisis Envelops Haiti, PM Steps Down

Ariel Henry will make way for a transitional presidential council amid gang violence

(Newser) - Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced early Tuesday that he would resign once a transitional presidential council is created, bowing to international pressure to save the country overwhelmed by violent gangs that some experts say have unleashed a low-scale civil war. Henry made the announcement hours after officials, including Caribbean...

US Sends Forces to Haiti to Evacuate Personnel

Military will protect embassy in Port-au-Prince

(Newser) - The US military said Sunday that it had flown in forces to beef up security at the embassy in Haiti and allow nonessential personnel to leave. The aircraft flew to the embassy compound, the US Southern Command said, meaning that the effort involved helicopters. It said "no Haitians were...

Haiti Gang Boss Orders Prime Minister to Quit
Gang Leader Warns of
'Civil War' in Haiti

Gang Leader Warns of 'Civil War' in Haiti

He says violence won't stop until Ariel Henry quits

(Newser) - The prime minister of Haiti is currently in Puerto Rico, unable to return to the country—and with both the US and the leader of a coalition of gangs saying it's time for a transfer of power, Ariel Henry's future is very unclear.
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Hundreds of Inmates Escape as Gangs Raid Prison in Haiti

Post from inside said people were being killed in their cells

(Newser) - At least three people have been killed and hundreds of inmates have fled Haiti's main prison after armed gangs stormed it overnight. The jailbreak marks a new low in Haiti's downward spiral of violence. Gangs are asserting greater control on the capital while embattled Prime Minister Ariel Henry...

Investigation Ends With Widow of President Charged in Slaying

Former prime minister and police chief also are indicted in Jovenel Moïse's assassination

(Newser) - A judge investigating the July 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse issued a final report on Monday that indicts his widow, Martine Moïse; ex-Prime Minister Claude Joseph, and the former chief of Haiti's National Police, Léon Charles, among others. Charles, who now serves as Haiti's...

Haiti's Prime Minister Appeals for Calm

Protesters want Ariel Henry to resign

(Newser) - Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry urged calm in a public address early Thursday following three days of violent protests that have paralyzed the country as thousands of protesters demand his resignation. The brief speech in the pre-dawn hours did little to appease people who are angry and frustrated over unrelenting...

Haiti's Assassination Probe Implicates President's Wife

Meanwhile, protesters demand resignation of the prime minister over his ties to 2021 killing

(Newser) - A Haitian prosecutor has accused former President Jovenel Moïse's widow, who was seriously injured during her husband's 2021 assassination , of involvement in the killing. In a criminal complaint, Port-au-Prince public prosecutor Edler Guillaume recommends charges against 70 people, including former First Lady Martine Moïse, reports the...

Protests Against Leader Shut Cities

Demonstrators in Haiti want prime minister's resignation

(Newser) - Protests shut down major cities in Haiti on Monday as demonstrators clashed with police and demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry. Banks, schools, and government agencies closed in Haiti's northern and southern regions while protesters blocked main routes with blazing tires and paralyzed public transportation, according to...

Kenya to Lead UN Force to Battle Gangs in Haiti

US drafted resolution to have Kenya lead the mission against gangs

(Newser) - The UN Security Council voted Monday to send a multinational force to Haiti led by Kenya to help combat violent gangs in the troubled Caribbean country. The resolution drafted by the US was approved with 13 votes in favor and two abstentions from Russia and China. The resolution authorizes the...

American Nurse, Daughter Abducted in Haiti Are Freed

Alix Dorsainvil works for the nonprofit group El Roi Haiti

(Newser) - An American nurse and her young daughter who were kidnapped in Haiti two weeks ago have been freed, reports ABC News . Details are scant, but Alix Dorsainvil and her child are said to be safe. Dorsainvil works as a nurse for the religious and humanitarian aid group El Roi Haiti,...

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