Signatories of the Montana Agreement, which brings together hundreds of socio-political organizations, deplored that armed groups allegedly used state machinery to destroy the homes of the poor.
These crimes are committed under the watchful eye of the authorities, without the latter coming to the rescue of the population to protect their lives and property, they lamented.
The signatories recalled that the hostilities are taking place while the population already faces an artificial fuel shortage, which increases daily misery. “It is high time for this de facto government, which manages nothing at the helm of the country, to stop suffocating the Haitian people,” they wrote. On July 8, a war broke out between the G-9 federation and allies against their G-Pep rivals for control of Cité Soelil, a poor neighborhood of the capital in which more than 277,000 people reside.
The clashes caused the death of nearly 300 people, while at least 160 were wounded, according to the most recent report of the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (Rnddh).
The organization also blamed the authorities for allegedly supporting one of the warring sides ahead of possible elections.