Special Report: State of Haiti
State of Haiti series looks at the conditions many Haitians endure to carry on from day to day, despite alarming statistics about the country’s governance, crime and severe humanitarian crises.
As of the second Monday in January, Haiti’s parliament is empty of all elected officials. Now left without even a semblance of leaders with popular support, the political limbo Haitians experienced even before the murder of Moïse is in full view.
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness said his country is willing to join an international deployment to Haiti and El Salvador offered to assist Haiti using its technical expertise on Feb. 1.
The chronic stress is happening because the State is weak and as a result all governmental institutions that are supposed to provide basic care to the people are malfunctioning such as the police, health system, justice system, the electricity company and more.
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BY THE NUMBERS
Haitians were displaced from their homes in 2022 because of gang violence.