Impact of fuel shortages in many areas in Haiti

Impact of fuel shortages in many areas in Haiti

The fuel shortage, which has lasted and worsened for several weeks in Haiti, continues to have serious consequences. 

Drinking water may be lacking in several municipalities as of this week…

After the Health Centers, shops, banks it’s the turn of the National Directorate of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DINEPA) to be heading for a no functioning state, if the generators which supply about twenty pumping stations for the metropolitan area alone, are not supplied with diesel fuel very quickly.

“We have great difficulties in supplying our reservoirs and consequently, in supplying the populations who are concerned with drinking water […] We need nearly 18,000 gallons of diesel to operate our installations at the metropolitan zone level for 10 days,”” declared on Sunday November 7th Guito Édouard, Director General of DINEPA, on a radio station in the capital.

Despite his numerous representations and contacts with the national authorities, none of the petroleum product suppliers can supply DINEPA with fuel so far.

“Without fuel this week, the populations of the municipalities of Delmas, Tabarre and Cité Soleil risk no longer receiving drinking water” warned Guito Édouard

Media reduce their diffusion or stop broadcasting (partial report)

Jacques Sampeur President of the National Association of Haitian Media (ANMH) is sounding the alarm in the face of the persistence of the fuel shortage which has prompted several media to reduce their broadcasting time while others have been forced to stop to emit for lack of fuel. He urges the authorities to assume their responsibilities and act without delay in order to restore the situation as quickly as possible.

Here is a partial report on the current situation : 

Radio Télévision Caraïbes :

Monday, November 8, Radio Télévision Caraïbes ceased its broadcasts. Listeners who attempted to tune into the station on Monday saw constant noise, a situation similar to television, which had to shut down its broadcasts.

Radio Télé Métropole :

Radio Télé Métropole announces a significant reduction in its programming. The station’s transmitter will be on from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and resume from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays and the station will be closed on Sundays. The management of Radio Télé Métropole does not rule out the possibility of reducing its programming much more if the fuel shortage persists.

Le Nouvelliste :

The management of the daily Le Nouvelliste informs its subscribers and advertisers that from Monday, November 8, 2021, the paper version of the newspaper Le Nouvelliste will only be available three times a week. The administration of the newspaper operates three days a week until further notice : Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Radio France International (RFI) is forced until further notice to shut down its transmitter in Port-au-Prince, Boutillier between 11:30 p.m. and 5:15 a.m. local time.

Due to lack of fuel, the Bernard Mevs hospital is no longer welcoming new patients

Seriously affected by the persistent shortage of fuel, the managers of the Bernard Mevs hospital, one of the most important hospitals in the metropolitan area announced Friday, November 5, 2021, that they will no longer be able to receive new patients until further notice.

Faced with increasing difficulties in obtaining diesel fuel to power its generators to operate at full capacity, the hospital is forced to limit its use.

Patients already hospitalized will continue to be cared for in good conditions until their discharge ticket. 

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