Weekly Report - 30 June 2022 (WR-22-26)

HAITI: Gang occupation of top court highlights dire security situation

In a recent report, the United Nations (UN) secretary-general warned that kidnappings and homicides had reached “unprecedented levels” in Haiti, while UN Special Representative for Haiti Helen La Lime also said that gangs are tightening their control over swathes of the capital, Port-au-Prince, metropolitan area. The warnings come as the security situation in Haiti, which was plunged into further crisis with the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse (2017-2021) nearly a year ago, continues to deteriorate – as was recently evinced by the occupation of the supreme court premises by heavily armed members of the 5 Segonn gang.

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