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Haiti: Healthcare Navigates New Heights of Conflict in Port-au-Prince

The violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has seen a new and dramatic increase since 28 February 2024, with armed groups attacking new parts of the city. This surge in conflict, occurring frequently in residential zones, has deeply affected the community and...

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Haiti: How violence is affecting health and health care workers

Dr Priscille Cupidon, medical activity manager of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urban violence project in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, explains how the chronic extreme violence gripping the city has impacted medical care and healthcare workers like her. I...

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Haiti: New survey reveals extreme levels of violence in Port-au-Prince

A survey conducted by MSF’s Epicentre shows an abnormally high mortality rate, with more than 40 percent of all deaths caused by violence.PORT-AU-PRINCE/PARIS – The first survey in more than a decade to examine the impact of violence on mortality in Haiti reveals...

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MSF scales up its medical response in Port-au-Prince during chaos in the Haitian capital

Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is scaling up its medical activities in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to care for the mounting number of people injured in the chaos that has engulfed the Haitian capital since the February 28 announcement that...

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Haiti: Medical care severely affected by clashes in Cite Soleil

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, November 17, 2023—The neighborhoods of Cité Soleil, a commune in the Haitian capital, are once again caught up in a resurgence of violence between rival armed groups. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated about 50 people wounded in...

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Haiti: MSF strongly condemns the violent incursion of armed men in the Tabarre hospital

The organization is currently suspending all activities at the hospital.Port-au-Prince, July 7, 2023 – Last night, approximately 20 armed men violently entered the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Tabarre, in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, to forcibly remove a patient...

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Haiti: the living hell of Port-au-Prince told by its inhabitants

Two years after the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse, the city of Port-au-Prince continues its descent into violence. Day after day, the inhabitants of Haiti’s capital risk being kidnapped, injured or even killed in street clashes between gangs, civilian...

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MSF expands its maternal health activities in the South of Haiti

Nearly two years have passed since a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the Sud department of Haiti on August 14, 2021, killing more than 2,000 people and injuring 12,000. But many communities are still reeling from the destruction.  The earthquake...

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Haiti: MSF mobile clinics in Port-au-Prince treat people stranded by violence

Diana Manilla (MSF Project Coordinator) briefs the team before starting the mobile clinic activities at the MSF office. ©Alexandre Marcou Vulnerable people in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince are caught in a spiral of ongoing violence and insecurity, living under the...

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Haiti: MSF forced to suspend activities after armed men kill patient

Port-au-Prince, 27 January 2023: On Thursday 26 January, armed men entered the Médecins Sans Frontières-supported Raoul Pierre Louis public hospital in Carrefour, a district located to the west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The men dragged a patient out of the emergency...

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MSF supports Haitian health authorities in cholera vaccination

Port-au-Prince, 20 December 2022 – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Haiti are supporting the cholera vaccination campaign launched by the national health authorities. This campaign is the latest effort in response to the resurgence of the disease, which has...

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Haiti is on the verge of a health disaster

Port-au-Prince, 20 October 2022 - People in Haiti are today living in dire conditions and are confronted daily with an appalling health and humanitarian situation, which continues to deteriorate, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today. Faced with an explosion of...

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