Preliminary protection assessment in gang-controlled areas of Port-au-Prince

In 2021, the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince experienced an unprecedented and rapid expansion of gang violence which aggravated the humanitarian crisis endured by the country. According to estimates, between 1 million and 3.5 million people have borne the brunt of this violence and have seen their protection situation worsened. Against this background, in November and December 2021, an assessment was carried out by the co-lead of the Protection sector in Haiti, with the support of OCHA