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The US is considering humanitarian aid for Haiti

The United States government will consider Haiti's request for aid amid a humanitarian crisis that has paralyzed the country, State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.

“We are closely monitoring the deterioration of the health and security situation in Haiti, particularly the continued actions of criminal actors that are impeding urgent measures to address the threat that the spread of cholera poses to the Haitian population,” Price said.

The US plans to coordinate efforts with other members of the international community to help address Haiti’s fuel shortages and security constraints.

Since September, bandits have blockaded the country’s main fuel terminal, causing food and water shortages and forcing hospitals to shut down.

Criminal gangs are at the center of Haiti’s problems, and chronic violence has left hundreds and thousands of displaced people dead.

The level of gang violence, which had already soared since the assassination of President Jovenel Moise by mercenaries a year ago, has reached shocking new levels since war broke out between rival gangs.

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