Diaspora

Bystander deaths mount, more children displaced as violence rages across Haiti’s capital – Haitian Times

The Haitian Times
Bridging the gap
PORT-AU-PRINCE — The number of victims has reached the hundreds in the latest gun battles between gangs in Citè Soleil, bringing the total of reported killings across Haiti’s capital this year to nearly 1,000, according to human rights organizations on the ground. The violence has also left hundreds of children to makeshift shelters seeking safety. 
“We are deeply concerned by the worsening of violence in Port-au-Prince and the increase of human rights violations committed by gangs against the local population,” a public statement from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights read.
“​​We call on those responsible and supporting this armed violence to immediately desist, and to respect the lives and livelihoods of all Haitians, most of whom live in extreme poverty,” the July 16 note continued.

Overview:

Since July 7, a Cité Soleil turf war between members of G9 and Gpep has left at least 89 dead and nearly 300 children displaced. They’re the latest casualties of violence around the Haitian capital this year.

Since July 7, a Cité Soleil turf war between members of G9 and Gpep has left at least 89 dead and nearly 300 children displaced. They’re the latest casualties of violence around the Haitian capital this year.
To view the full story, please subscribe to The Haitian Times. You can choose a $60 Annual Subscription or a $5 Weekly Pass.
When you join The Haitian Times family, you’ll get unlimited digital access to high-quality journalism about Haiti and Haitians you won’t get anywhere else. We’ve been at this for 20 years and pride ourselves on representing you, our diaspora experience and a holistic view of Haiti that larger media doesn’t show you. 
Join now or renew to get:
— Instant access to one-of-kind stories and special reports 
— Local news from our communities (especially New York and Florida)
— Profiles of Haitians at the top of their fields
— Downloadable lists and resources about Haitian culture 
— Membership merch, perks and special invitations 
First-time subscribers also receive a special welcome gift handmade in Haiti by expert artisans! Do it for the culture and support Black-owned businesses.
If you’re seeing this message but you’re already a subscriber, you can log in for immediate access to this story.
Murdith Joseph is a social worker and journalist. She studied at the State University of Haiti and Maurice Communication. She first worked as a journalist presenter and reporter for Radio Sans Fin (RSF) then as a journalist reporter for Radio tele pacific and writting for the daily Le National. Today she joined the Haitian Times team and covers the news in Port-Au-Prince-Haiti.
I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.

source

What's your reaction?

Excited
0
Happy
0
In Love
0
Not Sure
0
Silly
0

You may also like

More in:Diaspora

Comments are closed.