A view of the survivors spreading in the neighborhoods

PORT-AU-PRINCE—Since Aug. 5, residents of Carrefour-Feuilles have been under attack by armed individuals whom authorities say are members of a gang led by Renel “Ti Lapli” Destina based in Grand Ravine, about 2 miles away. Human rights organizations say the repeated assaults aim to conquer more territories to continue the acts of kidnapping-for-ransom. 

Authorities have not provided any official report of the casualties, but preliminary reports from human rights groups put the number dead at 54, hundreds injured and more than 10,000 residents displaced since August. 

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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.