At least 21 people have died as a result of a conflict between criminal gangs in the commune of Petit-Riviere, located in the center of Haiti.
According to human rights defenders, some of the dead were local residents who were not gang members.
Before that, the relevant agencies reported that the number of victims of the clashes between criminal gangs in the Caribbean country last week was close to 300. Several thousand residents of the suburbs of Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, were surrounded in their homes.
UN agencies reported that the security and humanitarian situation in Haiti has worsened after the assassination of the country’s President Jovenel Moise on the night of July 7, 2021, as well as the earthquake that occurred in August of the same year and resulted in the death of more than 2.2 people.