PAHO Situation Report N.6. Haiti Humanitarian Situation. May 3, 2024

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For several years, Haiti has been engulfed in a socioeconomic, political and humanitarian crisis that has reached critical levels since mid-September 2022 due to escalating armed violence and gang control of territory. Meanwhile, a cholera epidemic resurged in October 2022, after 3 years without cases, and spread rapidly across the country.

Since February 29, 2024, the humanitarian situation in Haiti has rapidly escalated due to the rise in violence linked to gang activities.

As of May 3, 2024, internally displaced people continue to leave the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area in large numbers, mainly heading for the southern departments of the country. This displacement is creating health and other needs in new areas.

While there has been a decline in suspected cases of cholera nationwide, the combination of the rainy season and overcrowded living conditions in IDPs sites poses risks of outbreaks. 

Access this report for up-to-date information on Haiti Humanitarian Crisis and PAHO's response.