Haiti - Unrest (DG ECHO, IPC Global Platform) (ECHO Daily Flash of 26 February 2020)

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  • After three months of relative calm, new episodes of violence have broken out in Port-au-Prince. On Sunday, protests ended with an exchange of gunfire between police officers and soldiers. There has been one death and several injured people reported. The situation remains very tense and there are fears of renewed violence.
  • Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, is experiencing a deep socio-economic crisis. The results of the latest Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) show that the number of acutely food insecure people in the country is likely to reach 4.1 million in April 2020 -almost 40% of the total population.