The United States embassy has urged every citizen to leave Haiti “as soon as possible” due to threats of escalating violence.
Redacted correspondent Dan Cohen is in Haiti and says that the situation is “calmer than it has been in years, thanks to a truce between various armed groups.” He calls this an attempt to justify the plans for military intervention which will go to a vote at the United Nations Security cancel in the coming weeks. It may also justify the influx of Kenyan police, which Haitians have called to reject.
There are armed groups in Haiti that have been fighting for years that have signed a peace truce and Haitians are rebuilding infrastructure on their own. We will bring you that footage as Dan Cohen tours Haiti this week.