While a massive demonstration took place on Friday, October 4, in Port-au-Prince, to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, the international press begins to take a closer look at the political crisis that is shaking Haiti in this is the time when the school gates have been closed for weeks, commercial activities are running at a fast pace and hospitals are struggling to provide the necessary care for lack of inputs. To discuss this situation of unrest and instability, a round table, on the initiative of the Democratic Representative of Florida, Fredrica Wilson, was held Thursday in Miami and joined by the President of the House of Representatives. representatives, Nancy Pelosi, as well as members of the Haitian diaspora.
"The humanitarian crisis is worsening in Haiti as anti-government rallies have closed schools and fuel shortages and lack of clean water," said CNN, which puts Haiti in third place in its "5 things to do" column. know this Friday, October 4 ".
For CNN, the recent protests provoked a different type of crisis. Referring to recent UN statements, the US media reports that UN agencies' humanitarian efforts are hampered by protests, affecting access to medical care, fuel, and clean water, as well as school closures. in the last two weeks, depriving about 2 million children of the valuable bread of education.
According to Reuters, protests in the poorest country in the Americas since last week have been among the largest and most violent in months.
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has condemned all forms of violence in Haiti this week, and the UN has reiterated calls for calm.
"We continue to encourage all actors to abstain from violence, respect human rights and allow the normal operation of hospitals and emergency services, as well as the work of humanitarian workers who assist the most vulnerable populations. ", said Thursday the spokesman of the United Nations Stephane Dujarric.