Haiti Faces Protests Over Leadership Transition Plan Amid EU’s Humanitarian Aid Announcement



In Haiti, protests have erupted against plans by Caribbean nations to form a new transitional government, with demonstrators opposing foreign interference in Haitian politics. The country is facing severe humanitarian and security challenges, with gangs controlling much of the capital, Port-au-Prince, raising fears of a wider civil conflict. The European Union has pledged 20 million EUR in humanitarian aid to address the crisis. The situation is further complicated by the anticipated resignation of Haiti’s Prime Minister amid calls from powerful gangs, with the political class and the population seeking solutions to their dire conditions.

  • Fresh protests in Haiti oppose the formation of a new transitional government and foreign interference.
  • Gangs control significant parts of the capital, Port-au-Prince, leading to fears of a civil war.
  • The European Union has pledged 20 million EUR in humanitarian aid to Haiti.
  • More than 300,000 people have been displaced by armed gangs within Haiti, living in precarious conditions without access to food, water, or medicine.
  • Over 160,000 people have left their homes in Port-au-Prince since August 2022 due to gang violence.
  • The Prime Minister has announced his resignation, following demands from gangs.
  • Discussions among political stakeholders are ongoing to fill the power vacuum left by the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse nearly three years ago.

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