The news coming from Haiti is grim. Civil unrest and gang violence have resulted in what the United Nations refers to as “catastrophic” hunger in parts of Haiti (source).
Despite these vary challenging conditions, the work of World Vision continues. Below is an update from World Vision on the security crisis in Haiti (source).
“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 the 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 by threats of violence, preventing citizens to move around freely.
The safety and security of children in our sponsor-supported communities are not affected at the moment, as the turmoil is concentrated in urban centres. However, roadblocks and general instability have 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 has also advised that the processing of sponsor correspondence and Special Gifts will be delayed.”
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