Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, has descended into war. Gangs control the port, along with several neighborhoods. Police cautiously travel the streets in armored vehicles. In one neighborhood, ten days of violence left 470 people dead, injured, or missing.
Many Haitians have desperately fled to the Florida Keys. The U.S. Coast Guard picked up over 330 Haitian migrants in the last week alone.
Greg Yoder with Christian World Outreach says, “It’s kind of starting to spread outside of Port-au-Prince, to some of the larger cities. For us, it’s caused some issues just with not being able to have classes for the Feminine Training Center, or ladies even not being able to travel to the center.”
People stay inside to avoid the bullets flying through their neighborhoods. Kids can’t be in school. Haiti has not had a functioning government since the assassination of the President last year.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray for the safety of CWO staff in the Port-au-Prince area. And ask God to interrupt the gang wars.