Jimmy Cherizier, nicknamed "Barbecue", the ringleader of one of the gangs that raided prisons in the country's capital Port-au-Prince and Croix des Bouquets region on March 2-3, causing the escape of about 4 thousand prisoners, demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Henry.

"If Prime Minister Ariel Henry does not resign and the international community continues to support him, we will go straight to a civil war that will lead to genocide," Cherizier, a former police officer, said in a video message.

United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk stated in his statement on Haiti that 1193 people have died and 692 people have been injured due to gang violence in the country since the beginning of 2024.

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Emphasizing that the health system in Haiti is on the verge of collapse, the hit hospitals do not have the capacity to treat those who come, schools and workplaces are closed, an increasing number of children are being used by gangs, Türk reported that economic activities have stopped as gangs restrict people's freedom, and the largest water provider in the country has stopped distribution.


Armed gangs demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Henry clashed with security forces on March 2 and 3, when armed gangs stormed two prisons near Port-au Prince and Croix des Bouquets. 

During the clashes, approximately 4 thousand prisoners escaped from the prisons and 12 people lost their lives.The government declared a 72-hour state of emergency and imposed a curfew at certain hours to catch the criminals who escaped from the prison.

Henry was in Nairobi at the time of the gang attacks to consider sending a Kenyan-led multinational security force to Haiti.

On his way back from Kenya, Henry had intended to fly to Haiti via the Dominican Republic, but was forced to land in San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, March 5, after flights from the Dominican Republic to Haiti were canceled due to the ongoing gang violence in the country.

Cherizier's gang had tried several times to take over the airport in the capital to prevent Prime Minister Henry from returning to the country.