In an organized attack on his private residence, Jovenel Moïse was killed and his wife injured. Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph will act as President as Haiti struggles during a politically unstable regime.
The situation in Haiti is not good. While in office, Jovenel Moïse was vying for power in his Presidential position, even though his term had long ended. He was attempting to amend the Haitian constitution to permit consecutive presidential terms, while scholars and legal experts argued his term had expired.
This political fallout and tragic assasination has experts warning of a violent meltdown in Haiti.
Since the 2010 7.0 magnitude Earthquake, Haiti has fought to survive and has been unsuccessful in rebuilding in many ways.
Moïse predecessor Martelly was elected during the 2010 earthquake and oversaw the distribution of foreign aid, which many believe never made it to the Haitians most in need.
Haiti has been a regular mission team spot since the earthquake in 2010, often hosting groups from all over the world to help rebuild houses, clean streets, and assist in homes of displaced children.
Churches and mission groups will have to continue keeping a close eye on Haiti in the coming months as violence might increase and safety for foreign missionaries dwindle.