Haiti: dozens of inmates starve to death as malnutrition crisis engulfs prisons

Prison in Les Cayes that ran out of food two months ago reports deaths as UN urges government to tackle food and water crisisAt least eight inmates have starved to death at an overcrowded prison in Haiti that ran out of food two months ago, adding to dozens of similar deaths this year as the country’s institutions crumble.Hunger and oppressive heat contributed to the inmates’ deaths reported this week by the prison in the south-west city of Les Cayes, Ronald Richemond, the city’s government commissioner, said on Thursday. He said the prison houses 833 inmates. Continue reading...

Haiti: dozens of inmates starve to death as malnutrition crisis engulfs prisons

Prison in Les Cayes that ran out of food two months ago reports deaths as UN urges government to tackle food and water crisis

At least eight inmates have starved to death at an overcrowded prison in Haiti that ran out of food two months ago, adding to dozens of similar deaths this year as the country’s institutions crumble.

Hunger and oppressive heat contributed to the inmates’ deaths reported this week by the prison in the south-west city of Les Cayes, Ronald Richemond, the city’s government commissioner, said on Thursday. He said the prison houses 833 inmates.

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