Weekly Report - 19 August 2021 (WR-21-33)

HAITI: Devastating earthquake compounds woes

With Haiti still reeling from the multifaceted political, security, and institutional crises, compounded by the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse (2017-2021) on 7 July, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck on 14 August, dealing a hammer blow to its chances of recovery. It also casts fresh doubt on the staging of presidential and legislative elections which the international community has long heralded as the way out of the various crises confronting the country, despite resistance from local civil-society groups.

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