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HAITI: Displacement in Port-au-Prince, Situation Report No. 1, as of 8 June 2021

This report is produced by OCHA Haiti in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 1st to 8th June 2021 and is based on the information and data available to date. As the situation is fast evolving an updated report will be issued around 11 June.

  • Widespread incidents of gang violence and the burning of hundreds of houses in the metropolitan area has led to numerous victims, deaths and injuries.
  • While exact numbers are still unclear, preliminary estimates suggest that thousands of people have fled their homes and sought shelter with host families or settled in informal shelters.
  • This population of newly displaced people requires urgent humanitarian assistance and protection support.
  • Sanitation, shelter, access to safe water and food are key priority needs.
  • Response efforts are underway via the distribution of hot meals and hygiene kits.
  • The Carrefour Sports Centre shelters the largest displaced community with over 1,000 people.


260’000 affected people
2’000 targeted for immediate assistance (provisional)
5’600 internally displaced (provisional)

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
08 Jun 2021
Document type: 
Situation Report
Humanitarian Assistance
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)