Violent demonstrations. Anger over corruption and inflation. Dwindling supplies of food, water and gas.
Haiti has been mired in political turmoil for a month as protests organized by opposition leaders and their supporters grow more violent amid demands that President Jovenel Moïse resign.
The protests began in mid-September in the capital of Port-au-Prince and other cities and towns across Haiti, leading to the deaths of nearly 20 people and causing some 200 injuries, according a human rights group.
The ongoing demonstrations and dozens of barricades of rocks and burning tires set up across the country have paralyzed the economy in Haiti, a country of nearly 11 million people where 60% of the population makes less than $2 a day and 25% less than $1 a day.
The deepening turmoil has forced businesses to close and organizations to suspend aid and prevented 2 million children from going to school.
Opposition leaders have rejected Moïse’s call for unity and dialogue and recently created a nine-person commission they say would be responsible for overseeing an orderly transition of power.
Moïse, meanwhile, has stated he will not step down and instead created his own commission he said is tasked with finding a solution to the crisis.
Many Haitians are most angry over corruption allegations and demand a more in-depth investigation following a report by Haiti's Senate that accuses former top government officials from the administration of former president Michel Martelly of misusing at least $2 billion in funds tied to a Venezuelan subsidized oil program that were meant for social programs.
The report also names a company that Moïse once owned. Moïse, who was Martelly's hand-picked successor, has denied the allegations.
Photos by Rebecca Blackwell and Dieu Nalio Chery and text by Danica Coto.