Closed ports, empty shelves: Haiti urgently needs medical supplies

Since the end of February, Port-au-Prince has been engulfed in unprecedented violence, cutting off the Haitian capital from the outside world following the closure of the airport and ports. The escalating insecurity has severely disrupted the medical operations of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which has not been able to import any supplies since […]

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Haiti: Healthcare Navigates New Heights of Conflict in Port-au-Prince

The violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has seen a new and dramatic increase since Feb. 28 2024, with armed groups attacking new parts of the city. This surge in conflict, occurring frequently in residential zones, has deeply affected the community and has seriously disrupted the healthcare system, which is struggling to remain functional. At Doctors Without […]

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti: New survey reveals extreme levels of violence

The first survey in more than a decade to examine the impact of violence on mortality in Haiti reveals the extreme levels of violence experienced by residents of Cité Soleil, the largest slum in the capital, Port-au-Prince. The retrospective mortality survey was carried out by Epicentre, the epidemiology and medical research arm of Doctors Without […]

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