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Difficult daily life at YWCA Haiti

In February 2019, the population's wave of protests against the machinations of the Haitian government was rekindled. There were violent clashes in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince and in other cities, which claimed at least eight lives and caused numerous injuries. Part of the conflict is the overpriced gasoline, which highest members of the government resell and enrich themselves. Since electricity in Haiti is almost exclusively generated from oil-fired power plants, this situation also repeatedly leads to crises in the electricity supply.