On Tuesday, June 28, the official daily reported that a ship carrying more than 200 Haitians trying to reach the United States collided off the coast of Cuba in the northern center of the island, where they were rescued by authorities. grandmother.
On Monday evening, the ship sank off the coast of the village of Kaybarien in the province of Villa Clara (center), a former departure point for many Cuban migrants seeking to leave the country by sea. On Tuesday, 200 Haitians, Red Cross state director Miguel Angel Fernandez Lopez told the daily that they had received humanitarian aid.
In May, 800 Haitian migrants, including children, including children trying to reach the United States, were stranded in the same area. Another group of 292 people arrived in Haiti in February from the state of Siego de Avila, which is also located on the north-central coast of the country. Their ship was soaring. Cuba և The islands of Haiti are divided by the 77 km long Strait du Passage, whose strong currents regularly divert the boats of Haitian migrants և causing them to collide off the coast of Cuba, particularly in the state of Guantanamo (east).
Haiti, the poorest country on the American continent, is shocked by a serious political, economic and social crisis. The island has been ruled by gangs for months. The assassination of its president, Juvenel Moise, about a year ago has plunged the country further into uncertainty.
Source: Le Figaro
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