PAHO Situation Report N.1 - Haiti Humanitarian Situation. 3 March 2024

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  • A state of emergency has been declared in the Ouest department with a curfew from 5am to 6pm from March 4 to 6. 
  • Since 29 February, gangs have started an uprise in violence in certain areas of the Capital, including around the airport, causing the cancellation of commercial flights, looting of businesses and the attack on two prisons causing the liberation of at least 5,000 prisoners, including important gang chiefs. 
  • The Prime Minister, in mission abroad, has been unable to return to Haiti due to the cancellation of commercial flights caused by the security situation around the airport. 
  • As a result of the deteriorating security situation, only 2 hospitals (HUP and MSF) in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area have the capacity to continue treating people wounded by firearms. 
  • Road blockages and security situations around airports have also been reported in other departments.