More than 600 people were killed in Haiti in April

In the statement made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, it was stated that many people were killed in violence in various neighborhoods of the capital Port-au-Prince in April.

Drawing attention to the urgent need to send a support force to the country, the UN announced that more than 600 people lost their lives in violence in April alone.

Noting that the number of people killed in Haiti since the beginning of the year is 846, the UN stated that 395 people were kidnapped and 395 people were injured during this period.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk emphasized that “definitive and urgent” international intervention is essential in Haiti and said, “There is an endless cycle of violence in Haiti.” used the phrase.

In Haiti, which is known as the poorest country in the region, security, politics as well as social and health services are controlled by gangs in many parts of the country.

Thousands of people had to leave their homes due to kidnapping, robbery, extortion, bribery, extortion and gang warfare in the country.

It is known that the law enforcement agencies of the state are insufficient in controlling the violence caused by gangs.

violence in Haiti

Social unrest in Haiti was fueled by the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July 2021, the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 2,200 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes in August that same year, inflation, cholera cases, kidnappings and increased violence. has deepened considerably in recent years.

In the country where inflation has reached its highest level in recent years, 40 percent of the population is dependent on food aid, while gang conflicts that have become chronic have led to the death of hundreds of people and the displacement of thousands.

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