Latest Haiti News

Haitian prime minister tours Port au Prince hospital after police take back from gang control

Jul. 09, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s newly selected Prime Minister Garry Conille and Haiti’s police chief visited the country's largest hospital on Tuesday, after authorities said they took control of the medical institution over the weekend from armed gangs. Haitian Police...

In first comments, the Kenyan force in Haiti says 'no room for failure' against powerful gangs

Jul. 09, 2024 00:53 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The head of the Kenya-led multinational force tasked with curbing gang violence in Haiti said on Monday “there's no room for failure” and that the United Nations-backed police mission was committed to ensuring democratic elections in the Caribbean nation. ...

Haiti's prime minister says Kenyan police are crucial to controlling gangs, early days are positive

Jul. 04, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that recently deployed Kenyan police will be crucial to helping control the country’s gangs and moving toward democratic elections — and he called feedback from their initial days in the...

US asks Haiti to prioritize electoral council amid gang violence and a humanitarian crisis

Jul. 03, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. officials have asked Haiti’s prime minister to prioritize the establishment of an electoral council as the country strives to rebuild its government amid rampant gang violence. “This critical step toward will give the Haitian people an...

Haiti police retake control of a police station in the capital that was attacked by gangs

Jul. 02, 2024 10:20 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Officers regained control of a police station in Haiti's capital that had been the target of armed gangs in recent months, authorities said Monday. The station in Gressier, located in the western tip of Port-au-Prince, was most recently attacked on...

Haiti's gang violence has displaced 300,000 children, the UN says

Jul. 02, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gang violence in Haiti has displaced more than 300,000 children since March, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday as the Caribbean country struggles to curb killings and kidnappings. Children are more than half of the nearly 580,000 people who have...

Biden administration extends temporary legal status to 300,000 Haitians, drawing a contrast to Trump

Jun. 28, 2024 15:59 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — About 300,000 Haitians already in the United States will now be eligible for temporary legal status allowing them to remain in the U.S. and work because conditions in the strife-torn Caribbean nation are considered unsafe for them to return, the Homeland Security Department said...

More than a hundred Haitian migrants arrived in a sailboat off the Florida Keys

Jun. 26, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A group of more than a hundred Haitian migrants arrived in a sailboat off the lower Florida Keys on early morning Wednesday, local and federal officials said. The boat arrived about 100 yards (91 meters) away from a condominium in Key West at 4:00 a.m., and shortly...

Haitians hold their breath as newly arrived Kenyan police force prepares to face gangs

Jun. 26, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Anticipation is mingling with fear across Haiti as the country welcomes the fourth major foreign intervention in its history to fight gang violence choking the Caribbean country. A couple hundred police officers from Kenya met early Wednesday with Prime...

UN-backed contingent of foreign police arrives in Haiti as Kenya-led force prepares to face gangs

Jun. 25, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The first U.N.-backed contingent of foreign police arrived in Haiti on Tuesday, nearly two years after the troubled Caribbean country urgently requested help to quell a surge in gang violence. A couple hundred police officers from Kenya landed in the...