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Will a New Government Halt Haiti’s Nosedive?

With the acting premier out of the country, Haitian gangs have formed a united front to take over key sites and deter an international security mission from embarking.

  • In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Diego Da Rin assesses whether a new administration can respond.

What has driven the recent gang offensive in Haiti, and what are security conditions in the country like now?

Since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in July 2021, heavily armed and violent gangs have extended their grip over large parts of Haiti.

Before dawn on 29 February, they…

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