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Haiti Unrest Situation Report #6


Haiti Unrest Situation Report #6
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Highlights:  

·         The UN estimates that more than 80% of Port-au-Prince is controlled by gangs.  This is impacting supply lines for food, fuel, and medical supplies.

·         More than 360,000 people (mostly women and children) have been displaced throughout the country. 

·         The UN Migration Agency reported on May 14th that an armed attack in Gressier displaced 4,500 people. 

·         In Port-au-Prince, only 20% of health facilities are functioning normally.

·         Since May 18th, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has facilitated the delivery of 38 tons of humanitarian aid, including essential medical products, via an air bridge from Panama to Cap-Haïtien.

·         Food Security Update:

o   By the end of June, a record 5 million people, or half the country’s population, are expected to face acute levels of food insecurity.

o   By mid-April, the cost of the food basket in the Ouest Department surged by 20% compared to January and the situation has not improved.

o   After a two month blockade the World Food Programme (WFP) regained access to Cité Soleil and on May 14th delivered 400 tons of food supplies.

·         The Port-au-Prince International Airport reopened on May 20th but only one airline has resumed commercial flights. 

 

Sources:

·         Haiti Emergency Situation Report No. 24 (as of 23 May 2024)

·         Latin America & The Caribbean Weekly Situation Update as of 24 May 2024

·         OCHA Haiti Twitter Page

·         PAHO Twitter Page

·         WFP Haiti Twitter Page 

·         U.S. State Department, Bureau of Consular Affairs Twitter Page  

 

Resources:

 

Partners in Health, Monetary Donations for Haiti

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