Conditions in Haiti appear to get worse by the day, with simultaneous health and security crises unfolding, including a cholera outbreak, shortages of food and fuel, widespread protests, and unchecked gang violence. The United Nations released a grim report on Friday accusing the country’s powerful gangs of using rape as a tool of intimidation and control.
On Sunday, UN Secretary General António Guterres called for support to the Haitian National Police, after the country had requested such outside help.
Port-au-Prince was the site of brutal gang battles this summer that saw whole neighborhoods set aflame
The U.S. and Canada sent armored vehicles and other supplies to Haiti on Saturday to help police fight a powerful gang amid a pending request from the Haitian government for the immediate deployment of foreign troops.
A U.S. State Department statement said the equipment was bought by Haiti's government