Haiti under gang rule: UN urges international community to act
23 March 2023 | 2:04 pm
Some 531 people have been killed so far this year in Haiti as a result of ongoing violence and unrest. There are estimates that armed gangs now control about half of the country, including the capital Port-au-Prince.
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Volker Türk said he feared that the turmoil in Haiti was not getting "the urgent spotlight" it needed. The Caribbean nation has been mired in turmoil, with armed gangs controlling large parts of the capital.
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