The following is an update from World Vision Haiti:
Haiti has been in a state of civil unrest since July 2018. Protests continue to erupt in cities across the country due to increases in cost of living, government corruption, and high inflation. Protesters are calling for the resignation of the Head of State. Schools, public administration and trade continue to be paralyzed from threats of violence, preventing citizens to move around freely.
The safety and security of children in our sponsor-supported communities are not affected for the moment, as the turmoil is centered in urban centres. However, roadblocks and general instability has caused travel restrictions to and between communities at this time.
As a result of inaccessibility and growing security concerns, sponsor visits to Haiti have been put on hold until further notice. Local staff have also advised that the processing of sponsor correspondence and Special Gifts will be delayed.