Haiti's political and humanitarian crisis

At a Glance 10-01-2022

Haiti is currently experiencing one of the most difficult periods in its recent history. Just one month after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse on 7 July 2021, a devastating 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the south-west of the country, affecting over 800 000 people and killing over 2 200. As a result, the national and regional elections (scheduled for 26 September 2021) were postponed indefinitely. At the same time, kidnappings and gang violence have increased insecurity; and the repatriation of thousands of Haitian citizens who had migrated to neighbouring countries has complicated the already critical situation. The EU is committed to helping the country through its humanitarian aid and development cooperation.