Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti Worsens Due to Massive Protests

In the last couple weeks, the United Nations humanitarian efforts in Haiti have been affected by massive anti-government protests demanding that President Jovenel Moise leave office. The protests have been chaotic and include people burning car tires and fighting with police in Port-au-Prince.

According to the United Nations, several people have died due to the violence. The protests have contributed to the humanitarian crisis by decreasing access to medical care, causing fuel shortages, lack of safe water and food shortages. Schools have also been closed for the last 2 weeks.

The Haitian people are demanding that Moise leave office due to alleged corruption and rising inflation. Today, there is a planned massive protest where thousands are expected to go to the capital. The protests make it difficult for Haitians to find a hospital when they need medical help. The water crisis is getting worse and the fuel shortage is keeping people from getting to work.