Top UN expert warns of deteriorating situation in Haiti: ‘It’s apocalyptic’

Human rights expert voices alarm, saying country is fast moving towards becoming ‘like Somalia in the worst of its times’

Haiti: what caused the gang violence?

The UN’s top expert on human rights in Haiti has warned the Caribbean country is rapidly moving towards becoming “like Somalia in the worst of its times” after a criminal uprising which has displaced tens of thousands of people and largely cut its capital city off from the world.

Just over a month after the gang rebellion began, William O’Neill – an American human rights lawyer who has been travelling to Haiti for more than 30 years – voiced alarm over the rapidly deteriorating situation in Port-au-Prince.

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