Haiti – FLASH : Nearly 28 Haitians killed or injured every day, increase of 53% in the 1st quarter
20/04/2024 08:17:27

Haiti - FLASH : Nearly 28 Haitians killed or injured every day, increase of 53% in the 1st quarter

In its quarterly report on the human rights situation in Haiti, the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) documented between January and March 2024, 2,505 victims killed and/or injured (79% men, 18% women and 3% children), an average of nearly 28 victims per day

This represents an increase of more than 53% compared to the previous period (October-December 2023), making the first three months of 2024 the most violent period since BINUH established its human rights monitoring mechanism, early 2021.

During the first quarter, the highest number of victims continued to be documented in the capital (79%) where, in continuation of the violence documented at the end of 2023, extremely violent clashes between gangs took place. multiplied in January and February, motivated mainly by territorial control and expansion

The most violent attacks took place in the densely populated neighborhoods of the so-called La Plaine zone, which extends over the municipalities of Cité Soleil, Croix-des-Bouquets and Tabarre. These attacks were carried out

Large attack :

La Plaine (Blanchard, Duvivier, Fourgy, Sibert, Marin (Cité Soleil) and Croix-des-Missions (Tabarre): duration of the attack 5 days, 367 dead or injured (citizens and gangs)

Belekou, Boston, Brookyln, Drouillard, Simon Pelé, Terre Noire (Cité Soleil) : duration of the attack 28 days, 246 dead or injured (citizens and gangs)

La Saline (Port-au-Prince) and Wharf Jérémie (Cité Soleil) : duration of the attack 48 days, 265 dead or injured (citizens and gangs)

Solino (Delmas) : duration of the attack 5 days, 82 dead or injured (citizens and gangs)

Carrefour and Gressier : during the quarter, 162 deaths or injuries (citizens and gangs)

Several sites in the capital during gang attacks against state institutions and infrastructure : duration of attacks 22 days toll 52 dead or injured (citizens and gangs)

HL/ HaitiLibre



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