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The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) estimated that 2.6 million children and adolescents in Haiti will need immediate humanitarian aid this year 2023.
The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) estimated that some 2.6 million children and adolescents in Haiti will need immediate humanitarian aid this year 2023 due to the severe crisis the Caribbean country is going through.
One in two children depends on humanitarian aid to survive this year in Haiti. Over the past two years, the number of Haitian children in need of humanitarian assistance has increased by half a million.
The number of Haitian children in need of humanitarian assistance increased by half a million in the last 2 years as increased armed violence, a cholera outbreak, food insecurity and inflation restricted their access to basic services, according to Unicef.
"This is one of the most difficult times to be a child or adolescent in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake, and the situation is getting worse by the day," Conille said.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday approved the disbursement of $105 million to combat food shortages in Haiti, a country mired in a severe political, economic, security and health crisis, the financial body said.
With more than half of the population already below the poverty line and a cholera outbreak, the country is facing a severe humanitarian crisis, with a projected financing gap in fiscal year 2023 of at least $105 million, equivalent to 0.5 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Providing aid relief in high risk areas is always a challenge. In Haiti, UNICEF teams work tirelessly to find new ways to reach vulnerable children in gang-controled neighborhoods. Thank you team @UNICEFHaiti for your commitment to protecting Haiti's future. Please stay safe. pic.twitter.com/PQUDhWSZmR
Schools, stores, embassies and even public institutions remained closed in Haiti, a country that experienced the day before a convulsive day of protests due to the murder of several policemen.
In the aftermath, Henry announced for this weekend a meeting with the Superior Council of the National Police and a council of ministers "to take all necessary measures so that these acts are not repeated.
Armed gangs control a large part of Port-au-Prince and its surroundings, spreading terror, forcing the population to abandon their homes and flee.