Haiti - Social unrest (DG ECHO, UN OCHA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 9 October 2019)

While tensions remain very high with regular violent demonstrations, the situation continues to further deteriorate for the majority of Haitians who have limited or no access to health services, school, food and fuel. Hospitals are in short supply of staff and medicine. The fuel shortage and the inability to replenish medical supplies are the main concerns. Health-related aid programmes have already been affected and are likely to be completely disrupted.

The unrest is also severely affecting the delivery of food assistance to the hungriest and may further negatively impact the severe food insecurity. Deliveries of food to schools in southern Haiti are affected after national roads were blocked. Cash transfers to some 37,000 people in Grand’Anse, Artibonite and other areas have also been postponed. With schools closed, children and young Haitians miss out on much needed education.

DG ECHO continues to closely monitor the situation.