Following the clashes of armed gangs, the Carrefour Town Hall takes charge of the 562 displaced persons from Martissant and neighboring areas. These people in difficulty for more than 72 hours, at the southern entrance to Port-au-Prince were relocated yesterday Sunday at the Carrefour Sports Center. Some displaced people interviewed by a reporter from the newspaper Vant Bèf Info (VBI), expressed their fed-up in particular the time taken by the competent authorities to come to their aid. Many of them are currently homeless, because their houses were completely destroyed by laziness during these armed clashes.
Carrefour, June 7, 2021. “The first census reports 562 people (260 girls and 302 boys. 5 pregnant women, 7 people living with a disability, 69 children under 5 years old including 25 babies under 1 year old) », According to a press release published by the Town Hall of Carrefour on Sunday, June 6, 2021.
These displaced people abandon Martissant and its neighboring areas because of the war of armed gangs. They took refuge at the Mont Carmel Catholic Church in Bizoton. The Carrefour Town Hall relocates them to the Carrefour Sports Center in order to improve their situation.
The first citizen of Carrefour Jude Édouard Pierre affirms that there is only one space considered as temporary shelter in the town: The Carrefour sports center, coordinated by the Town hall via the municipal civil protection in concert with the Red Cross and the Sapeurs -Firefighters. He salutes the “active” solidarity of certain organized groups in the town of Carrefour and invites citizens to contribute to our brothers and sisters of Martissant, while respecting their dignity.
Some of the displaced people interviewed say they are at bay since, they add, their houses were completely burnt down as part of the clashes between the armed gangs of Grand-ravine (Martissant) and Ti Bwa (Fontamara) in the 3rd district of Port-au-Prince. They thank the municipal authorities of Carrefour who welcome them in acceptable conditions, they continue.
Note that these displaced people benefit from at least 2 hot dishes per day and the items they need to survive.
Vant Bef Info (VBI)