NewsHospital in Haiti Reopens After Uptick In Gang Violence

Hospital in Haiti Reopens After Uptick In Gang Violence

A Haitian hospital reopens amid a struggle to stay afloat, tending to patients in the country overrun with gang violence.

The Doctors Without Borders Emergency Center is operating again after closing down due to the increased gang violence in Haiti. The hospital, located in Port-au-Prince, reopened in early March.

“The ambulance was surrounded by armed men who forced open the ambulance and executed the patient,” he recalled. “This was meters away from our hospital.”

Gangs are controlling a majority of the nation’s capital city, with the increased violence leaving Gana no choice but to reopen and tend to patients. However, those needing medical attention are more hesitant to seek it due to fear of the gang’s retribution.

However, Haiti has asked the United Nations for help restoring order and ending the violence. The U.N. Security Council authorized a Multinational Security Support mission, but operations to do so have been relatively stalled. In the meantime, no commercial flights are leaving Haiti, leaving foreign visitors no choice but to contact their embassies to flee the country.

The remaining hospitals in Haiti face low supply levels, including medicines and fuel for their generators, as they await international assistance to quell the violence.

Source: Black Enterprise

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