Haiti: Gang violence leaves at least 234 victims in five days

Kidnappings and insecurity – The action of criminal gangs, such as those that most likely threatened Mirlande’s life, is also responsible for the increase in the number of kidnappings in Haiti, one of the worst problems facing the country today.

Just in the first quarter, according to information cited by Bloomberg, kidnappings increased by about 60% compared to 2021, when the number of cases was around 1,000 (some sources speak of more than 900, other data exceed 1,200 kidnappings for that year).

The UN has indicated that there have been 934 murders, 684 injuries and 680 kidnappings in the period between January and the end of June 2022.