In the Carrefour Feuilles and Solino areas, children are joining armed groups and are committing banditry due to lack of access to education.
"Children are in vulnerable conditions. The unsafe environment drags them into violence," stated Koz Pa'm, an NGO helping minors with violent behaviors to re-enter social life.
In 2020, insecurity shot up in Haiti due to the pandemic and the rise of armed gangs, massacres, homicides, and kidnappings.
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