(Geneva) About 530 people have been killed, many of them by snipers, and nearly 280 kidnapped by gangs operating with impunity in Haiti, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday. .

“In the first two weeks of March alone, clashes between gangs left at least 208 dead, 164 injured and 101 people abducted. Most of the victims were killed or injured by snipers who allegedly fired randomly at people in their homes or on the street,” OHCHR spokeswoman Marta Hurtado told reporters.