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Haitian Health Workers Strike to Protest Spike in Gang Kidnappings

HeadlineMar 17, 2022

In Haiti, thousands of health workers, including doctors and nurses, held a three-day strike this week to protest a surge in gang-related kidnappings, shutting down hospitals, clinics and health centers other than for emergency care. Kidnappings in Haiti increased 180% in the past year, though the true number of cases is unknown as many go unreported. Workers with the Association of Owners and Drivers in Haiti said they are launching their own strike to protest gang thefts of vehicles and attacks on public buses.

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