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Haiti Implements State of Emergency and Curfew Amid Escalating Violence

In response to a surge in violence triggered by a gang attack on the capital’s main prison, Haiti’s government declared a state of emergency and imposed a nightly curfew from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. The measures, effective from March 3 to March 6, are aimed at restoring order in the Ouest region, encompassing Port-au-Prince.

The government, led by Acting Prime Minister Patrick Michel Boisvert, emphasized the need to regain control of the situation. Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s absence, during his visit to Kenya to finalize a UN-backed law enforcement agreement, underscores the gravity of Haiti’s security crisis.