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Humanitarian corridor for victims of violence in Haiti to be opened

haití, corredor, humanitario, víctimas, violencia
Port-au-Prince, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Local authorities in Cite Soleil, a Haitian community currently besieged by the gang war, announced the opening of a humanitarian corridor to help the victims of violence.

Cite Soleil Mayor Joel Janeus assured that the corridor will allow the city hall and non-governmental organizations to help the population and clean up the municipality at a time when there is a timid lull in the fighting.

Several organizations such as the United Nations World Food Program denounced the lack of access to the village, one of the poorest in the country, while the clashes threaten to worsen the food crisis where one in five children suffer from acute malnutrition.

According to reports from humanitarian organizations and the UN itself, between 99 and 300 people have been killed in clashes and hundreds more were injured.

On Tuesday, the Center for Human Rights Research and Analysis indicated that at least 4,000 people were forced to flee their homes, in addition to more than 16,000 who fled in April due to similar clashes in northern Port-au-Prince.

For its part, the Government announced early this week that it will coordinate assistance for the victims of the conflict and explore ways for a return to peace in the community.