Violence, hunger, poverty and disease. Just some of the massive challenges facing the small Caribbean nation of Haiti. It’s an ongoing crisis with no end in sight.
It’s the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Now Haiti has once again descended into chaos amid widespread food and energy shortages, soaring prices, gang violence and a new outbreak of cholera. The UN estimates a record 4.7 million people are experiencing high levels of food insecurity, nearly half the country’s population.
Joining the discussion:
- Jacqueline Charles covers Haiti and the Caribbean as a correspondent for the Miami Herald.
- Fiammetta Cappellini spent 14 years as the Haiti coordinator for the AVSI Foundation, and is currently their Caribbean Regional Manager.
- Judes Jonathas is a Senior Program Manager with Mercy Corps in Haiti.
Sending a special international force to Haiti could provide much-needed relief to a population choked by powerful gangs, but any new stabilization mission has little chance of ending the chaos without a long-term political solution, experts say https://t.co/HubgZoSHdI pic.twitter.com/StYEfE1qEq
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) October 25, 2022
The situation in Haiti has deteriorated rapidly since the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, the former president, in July last year. Gangs have proliferated https://t.co/c79yiIw7SC
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) October 21, 2022