In Haiti, Carrefour-Feuilles residents seek refuge at the local high school after gang members attacked their village in August.
CARREFOUR-FEUILLES, Haiti — Several hundreds of residents from Carrefour-Feuilles, a village 10 miles from Port-au-Prince, fled after armed individuals believed to be members of the Gran Ravin gang broke into their homes, killed some of them and set their houses on fire on Aug. 13 and Aug. 14.
Residents fled to Carrefour-Feuilles High School and in front of Radio Caraïbes, a local radio station. They sought help from the police but in vain. So on Wednesday, hundreds of demonstrators from the village stood in front of the Armed Forces of Haiti (FADH) headquarters to beg the Haitian army to rescue them.
Here are some pictures of some of the refugees at Carrefour-Feuilles High School. All photos were taken by Juhakenson Blaise.
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.
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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.