Weekly Report - 28 October 2021 (WR-21-43)

HAITI: Fuel shortages compound woes

Unions such as Force Syndicale pour Sauver Haïti (Fosah) this week launched a three-day national strike in protest at fuel shortages which stem from gangs’ blocking of access to major terminals and the deteriorating security situation which recently made headlines following the brazen kidnapping of 17 North American missionaries [WR-21-42], both of which underline the strength of the country’s gangs. With the United Nations (UN) and other institutions warning of the impact on essential services, the fuel shortages are just the latest outcome of the multifaceted security crisis afflicting the country which has intensified following the July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse (2017-2021).

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