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Haiti gang violence: Children take shelter in school

Headlines 13:18 23 Jul, 2022

Hundreds of children in Haiti are taking refuge at a high school in the capital Port-au-Prince after escaping gang violence that has claimed hundreds of lives this month

Haiti gang violence: Children take shelter in school

Toddlers to teenagers are sleeping in classrooms at the prestigious Institution Saint-Louis de Gonzague, Qazet.az reports.

A severe wave of violence erupted between two rival gangs in the Cité Soleil area on 7 July.

Around 300 people have reportedly been killed, Human Rights Watch says.

Children joked around in the playground on Friday, playing hide and seek or improvised football games with plastic bottles, it was reported from inside the school.

But Sister Rosemiline, a nun with religious community group Kizito Family, said "the kids need a lot of help".