'Haiti will go hungry soon' as looting sparks food shortage crisis and society 'plunges into chaos' - with experts warning 'the country is falling apart' as 'Barbecue' gang leader's thugs take control

March 08, 2024

Haiti 'will go hungry soon', it has been warned, as looting sparks a food shortage in the Caribbean country where out-gunned police are battling rampaging gangs. 'If we cannot access those containers, Haiti will go hungry soon,' said Laurent Uwumuremyi, Haiti director for Mercy Corps. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry to ask for an 'urgent' political transition, said a US official. Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry gives a public lecture at the United States International University (USIU) in Nairobi, Kenya, March 1, 2024. Haiti, the Western hemisphere's poorest nation, has been in turmoil for years, and Moise's assassination plunged the country further into chaos.