The neighborhoods of Cité Soleil, a commune in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, are once again caught up in a resurgence of violence between rival armed groups. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated about 50 people wounded in Cité Soleil since 13 November, while other medical services have been forced to close their doors following the violence.
MSF's Cité Soleil emergency hospital is currently the only medical facility capable of treating patients in the area after the recent closure of the Fontaine hospital for an indefinite period. The Fontaine hospital is a private facility, not affiliated with MSF, that was caught in the middle of clashes on 15 November. All the patients and staff in Fontaine hospital have now been transferred to other hospitals in Port-au-Prince, reducing access to medical care in Cité Soleil.