Access to vaccination for Haitian children reduced due to insecurity according to UNICEF 

Haitian children's access to vaccination reduced due to insecurity according to UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), faced with the deterioration of the country's security situation, draws up a mainly damning assessment of the conditions in which Haitian children have been living since the neighborhoods were taken hostage by armed gangs. According to the United Nations, there is a considerable reduction in access to vaccination for children, particularly in neighborhoods occupied by armed troops. 

Since these years that gangs have been operating in neighborhoods, mainly in the metropolitan area, civilian families have been the main victims of these situations. Taken hostage, Haitian parents find themselves in great difficulty to have their children vaccinated. Many health centers in these neighborhoods are closed due to this situation imposed by armed gangs. 

Although difficult, UNICEF, in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) announce that mobile clinics are set up to vaccinate children in disadvantaged and difficult to access neighborhoods. 

On recent criminal events in the Plaine du Cul-de-Sac, UNICEF, the main United Nations organization responsible for helping children in difficulty, mentioned in a report that more than a hundred families had fled their homes to take refuge in other regions or in nearby public squares. 

The Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) and UNICEF, through these mobile clinics, were able to help displaced people in the public square of Clercine. Since Tuesday, May 10, 2022, children and women have been able to benefit from health care and the distribution of medicines, the United Nations Children's Fund announced through social networks. 

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Jacky Chery
Student in Social Communication and Legal Sciences at UEH, also Journalist-editor at Netalkole Media. A passion for writing and reading.