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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...

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...

Gang violence in Haiti has displaced nearly 580,000 people, a new UN report says

Jun. 19, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Surging violence in Haiti from clashes with armed gangs since March has displaced nearly 580,000 people, according to a new report from the U.N. migration agency, a sobering figure that underscores the magnitude of the Caribbean nation's crisis. Haiti...

Haitian leaders appoint a new police chief to fight gangs as the number of officers killed grows

Jun. 15, 2024 11:05 AM EDT
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian leaders appoint a new police chief to fight gangs as the number of officers killed grows.

Haiti’s transitional council appoints new Cabinet tasked with leading a country under siege by gangs

Jun. 13, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s transitional council appointed a new Cabinet on Tuesday, marking the final step in rebuilding the government that will lead a country under siege by gangs. Government spokeswoman Kettia Marcellus confirmed the existence of the new Cabinet and...

Newly-chosen Haitian leader is discharged from hospital after spending a night in treatment for undisclosed condition

Jun. 09, 2024 16:49 PM EDT
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Newly-chosen Haitian leader is discharged from hospital after spending a night in treatment for undisclosed condition.

Haiti's newly selected prime minister is hospitalized in Port-au-Prince. His condition is unknown, official tells AP

Jun. 08, 2024 20:53 PM EDT
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's newly selected prime minister is hospitalized in Port-au-Prince. His condition is unknown, official tells AP.

What we know about the young missionaries and religious leader killed in Haiti

May. 26, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

The bodies of a young missionary couple from the U.S. who were attacked and fatally shot by gang members in Haiti are expected to be transported to Missouri this week, a spokesperson for the families said Sunday. Thursday’s killings of Davy and Natalie Lloyd, and Jude Montis, the...

Young missionary couple from US among 3 killed by gunmen in Haiti's capital, family says

May. 24, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. missionary couple and a Haitian man who worked with them were shot and killed by gang members in Haiti’s capital after they were attacked while leaving a youth group activity held at a local church, a family member said Friday. The attack...

Haiti’s main airport reopens nearly 3 months after gang violence forced it closed

May. 20, 2024 22:12 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s main international airport reopened Monday for the first time in nearly three months after relentless gang violence forced authorities to close it. The reopening of the Toussaint-Louverture airport in the capital of Port-au-Prince is expected...