A car with home appliances heads out of Carrefour-Feuilles during the Grand Ravine gang attack on the area on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. Photo by Juhakenson Blaise/ The Haitian Times

PORT-AU-PRINCE — The Grand Ravine gang attacks in August 2023 against residents of Carrefour-Feuilles left 54 people dead, nearly 40 injured, and forced more than 10,000 people in 2,000 families to flee the area, according to two human rights organizations based in Haiti. The toll is now part of the 2,400 killed across the country since January from gang-related acts, a recent report shows.  

"The latest attacks have been deadly and the gangs are about to take control of Carrefour-Feuilles, which will lead to massacres and enormous material damage," noted The Human Rights Research Center (CARDH) in a provisional report published on August 17. 


Report: Across Haiti, more than 2,400 people have been killed and 951 kidnapped since January by gang seeking control of more territory.

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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.