Haiti: Armed men seize and execute MSF patient

"On Sunday, August 14, at about 11 p.m., a group of armed men burst into the Raoul Pierre Louis hospital in the Carrefour area of Port-au-Prince. In an emergency room supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), these men with firearms seized a patient and coldly executed him just outside the hospital.

This took place as we are planning to open an emergency centre in this area, west of Martissant, in 2023, and we are appalled by the barbarity of this killing which violates our humanitarian principles and the protection that this patient should have had in this hospital.

Médecins Sans Frontières continues to call on the armed actors in Haiti to respect medical services, including the wounded and the staff who treat them, the facilities that receive them and the ambulances that transport them."

Benoit Vasseur, MSF head of mission in Haiti