Humanitarian impact of gang violence in Haiti
Since 1 June, 95 gangs have been clashing in Port-au-Prince in a bid to gain power, looting local businesses and leading to the desertion of the commercial district.
**Key considerations: **
1.5 million people are affected by violence.
On the night between 6--7 July, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was shot and killed. His death is likely to further destabilise the country's political situation and cause more violence.
Gang violence has delayed humanitarian assistance and hindered the movement of basic supplies such as food, medicine, and fuel.
35% of health workers in the Carrefour/Martissant area could not go to work because of violence.\ The combination of gang violence, political instability, and rapid increase in COVID-19 cases is likely to worsen the humanitarian situation.