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19/02/2024 10:05:31

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Jérémie : Access to the airport completely blocked
Sunday February 18, 2024 in the morning, on the eve of the reopening of schools in Jérémie, after more than a month of closure due to anti-Government demonstrations, unidentified individuals erected an imposing barricade in Jérémie on the main road which prevents the passage of all vehicles and blocks access to the airport. This barricade also cuts Jérémie from all road communication with Bonbon and the Apricots.

A mini-bus machine-gunned, at least 9 dead
Sunday February 18, 2024, in the afternoon, in Morne à Cabrit, members of the "400 Mawozo" gang (according to witnesses) riddled with bullets a minibus which shuttles between Port-au-Prince and Mirebalais. The provisional non-official toll is heavy, the driver and 9 other passengers were reportedly killed and an unknown number of other passengers were injured and rushed to hospital.

3 trucks attacked and set on fire
Saturday February 17, 2024, the Association of Owners and Drivers of Haiti (APCH) informs us that bandits from Savien (Dept. Artibonite), attacked and burned 3 trucks from the Belladère Transport Union. The drivers had time to flee while other people were killed according to testimonies...

Did you know ?
Did you know that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID-Haiti) equips five partner Haitian agricultural universities with virtual classrooms ? Through a partnership with Kansas State University, USAID is developing Haiti's agricultural sector for economic growth and climate change resilience. Students from the American University of Notre Dame in Les Cayes, the American University of the Caribbean in Les Cayes, the Henri Christophe de Limonade Campus in Cap-Haïtien, the Université Chrétienne du Nord in Limbé and the Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine in Port-au-Prince are taking or will take these courses virtually.

30% of Haitian women and girls victims of violence
Friday February 16, 2024, a workshop was held in Pétion-ville on the issue of violence against women and girls in Haiti, an initiative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in partnership with the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti, thanks to the financial support of the Norwegian Embassy. Maria Isabel Salvador, Head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) denounces that 30% of Haitian women and girls aged 15 to 49 are victims of acts of violence in Haiti. According to Maria Isabel Salvador, this workshop will make it possible to compile and strengthen the number of complaints made against the attackers.

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