Haiti’s Port-au-Prince airport reopens for the first time in three months

Haiti’s Port-au-Prince airport has finally reopened after a closure of nearly three months due to an outbreak of extreme gang violence. The closure had effectively cut off the capital city from the rest of the world, leaving its residents isolated and unable to travel. But now, with the airport back in operation, the people of Port-au-Prince can once again connect with the global community and resume their normal lives. This reopening is a significant step forward in rebuilding and restoring stability to the troubled nation.

Sunrise Airways, a small regional carrier, has already resumed flights, and in the coming weeks, other international flights, such as those operated by JetBlue and American Airlines, are expected to resume as well.

According to two Haitian officials who were briefed on the plans, the authorities determined that the safest approach to reopening the airport would involve demolishing hundreds of homes in its immediate vicinity.

According to officials, those affected residents who were compelled to evacuate their homes will receive compensation for the displacement.

Over the past few weeks, American military flights have made nearly twenty landings, bringing in aid and supplies. These resources are crucial for supporting the upcoming international security mission.

Kenyan Police Heading to Haiti Soon

According to a senior Kenyan government official, a group of Kenyan police officers who have enlisted to join the UN-backed international security force will be arriving in Haiti in the near future. This could potentially happen as early as this week.

The police force is expected to expand to about 1,000 officers, with several hundred officers from various other countries joining later in the summer.

Read More:  Scottie Scheffler won the 2024 Masters Tournament, joining a small group of golfers who have won the tournament twice

Kenyan President Ruto is scheduled to have a state visit to Washington, D.C., coinciding with the deployment.

Read More:

Leave a Comment