Tausende Gefängnisinsassen in Haiti auf der Flucht infographic
Graphic shows the location of mass jailbreaks in Haiti.


Notstand in Haiti nach Massenausbruch aus Gefängnissen

By Ninian Carter

March 4, 2024 - Haiti hat den Notstand ausgerufen, nachdem bewaffnete Gangs, die den Rücktritt von Premierminister Ariel Henry erzwingen wollen, zwei Gefängnisse in Port-au-Prince stürmten und so tausenden Insassen die Flucht ermöglichten.

The government of Haiti has declared a state of emergency after armed gangs stormed two of the country’s largest prisons, killing at least 12 people in the process.

Port-au-Prince’s National Penitentiary held nearly 4,000 inmates at the time of the attack, and the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison housed roughly 1,400.

Gang leaders, which control around 80% of the capital, are trying to force the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry, who has travelled abroad.

Gang violence has plagued Haiti for years.

PUBLISHED: 05/03/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images