ON HAITI | Video: Stolen futures, Haiti’s gangs and its children

July 27, 2022

‘Most of our friends didn’t make it to their 18th birthdays.’

Many of these gang members are under 24. Some are children as young as 11.

With few work or educational opportunities, many gang members say they have turned to the armed groups as a way of earning quick cash or gaining power. Some even say they are doing what the government has failed to do – taking care of its population.

Source: Stolen future: Haiti’s gangs and its children,The New Humanitarian, by Jess DiPierro Obert,

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