Sunday 24 March 2024

iNews: ‘I fear being shot every time I leave my house’: Inside Haiti’s violent reality

Every time Nixon Boumba steps out of his house in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, he anticipates being shot. “I know so many people, so many people who died or went to hospital because they got hit by a balle perdue [stray bullet],” he told i.

The social justice activist says the risk of being accidentally hit in crossfire or kidnapped by gangs that now control 80 per cent of the city means public spaces, supermarkets, banks, bars or restaurants – everywhere outside home – is dangerous. “We don’t know at any moment what could happen,” he said...

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