The country is running out of food and fuel as gangs control the streets.
Haiti’s government is appealing for an international force to combat gangs, a call echoed by the United Nations secretary general and the United States. But any foreign force is a reminder of multiple US military interventions, and many Haitians oppose the proposal.
The country is still reeling from a series of crises over the past 12 years. They include earthquakes, hurricanes, cholera, gang violence and a political vacuum left by the assassination of President Jovenel Moise last year.
So what is needed to stabilise Haiti?
Presenter: Sami Zeidan
Laurent Lamothe – prime minister of Haiti from 2012 to 2014
Joseph Harold Pierre – academic and consultant on Latin America and Haiti
Daniel Foote – former US diplomat and former US special envoy to Haiti