Haiti loses remaining lawmakers

By January 13, 2023

Haiti (MNN) — Haiti lost its last ten senators this week after their terms expired. The Caribbean nation now has no lawmakers in either the house or the senate. Haiti hasn’t held elections since October 2019.

Eva DeHart of For Haiti with Love says, “When I asked Roseline, she said, as far as she’s concerned, it doesn’t seem to make that much difference. The only thing is, nobody’s demanding any paperwork. So she figures once there’s a government in place that want to get all their paperwork back caught up, and she’ll have to do all of that again.”


The leadership vacuum means more power for Haiti’s gangs. They have run rampant in the country since President Jovenel Moise’s assassination in July 2021. Canada and the U.S. have both sent armored vehicles to Haiti in an attempt to help the police against the gangs.

Dehart says, “I think everybody in Haiti has their own security. So you have to double down and ensure everybody has fences and gates. You make sure you don’t let anybody in that you don’t know.”

“Cap Hatien, where we work, has a pretty good handle on who they let into the city.”

Haiti also faces a fuel shortage and a cholera outbreak.

For Haiti with Love treats burn victims for free, sharing the love of Jesus with them. You can support this work or learn more here. DeHart says, “The burn supplies for the burn clinic are very expensive, and nobody gives us the pharmaceutical places used to donate. They don’t anymore.”



The header photo shows Haiti’s flag. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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