17 Mar 2024

Haiti violence: ‘All roads outside capital blocked by gangs’

News Correspondent

The US State department has announced a charter flight to fly American citizens out of Haiti as gang violence grips the nation.

The situation for ordinary people remains dangerous, with police in the capital Port-au-Prince currently trying to arrest gang leader Jimmy Cherizier, known as Barbecue.

Last week the escalating violence forced the resignation of the prime minister Ariel Henry, who had been out of the country trying to organise the deployment of an international security force to stabilise the country.