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Haiti gangs: More than 50,000 flee capital after surge in violence

Tens of thousands of people have fled the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, to escape a surge in gang violence over the past weeks.

UN figures suggest more than 53,000 left the city of 3m between 8-27 March.

  • Vanessa Buschschlüter
  • BBC

The UN is warning that the rural regions to which many have fled are not equipped to deal with such a large influx of displaced people.

Meanwhile, gangs are attacking businesses in the capital, torching pharmacies and vandalising schools.

Haiti’s national police succeeded in repelling an attack on the…

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