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Your complete source for UGA information. The center assists visitors and maintains up-to-date information about campus, local accommodations, and special events. Free campus tours are conducted daily by student tour leaders; reservations are required in order for guests to receive a full guided tour, though the tour's walking portion is open to everyone. The two-part tour features a 15 minute drive through South Campus and West Campus followed by 45 minutes of walking on historic North Campus into the heart of campus. The final 15 minutes feature a drive through South Campus and East Campus before returning to the Visitors Center.

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The UGA Visitors Center provides guided tours of the UGA campus to more than 30,000 visitors annually. For prospective students, the tours are a first look at the university. For alumni, tours are opportunities to reminisce and see the progress of their alma mater. Donors get to see how their support helps to advance the goals and priorities of the university. For local, state, national and international visitors, the Visitors Center is the entry point to Georgia’s flagship institution.

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WE ARE THE COMITTED 

At the College of Engineering, we are developing new tools to fight diseases, exploring new ways to improve cyber security, developing innovations to make our infrastructure more resilient, and even transforming the way we teach engineering. We’re doubling down on our search for solutions that result in healthier people, a more secure future, and stronger communities around the world.

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Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of engineering and computational sciences? Join us for an immersive experience on campus and discover the endless possibilities that await you as a Bulldog Engineer.

INFORMATION SESSIONS + FACILITIES TOURS

The best way to experience the University of Georgia College of Engineering is to visit in person. We invite you and your family to join us for an information session, explore our facilities, and meet our students on a guided tour of our newly renovated facilities. You must register to attend an information session.

Summer 2024 Information Session Dates

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The University of Georgia College of Engineering also offers virtual information sessions. Join us for a virtual information session where we will provide an overview of the college and its programs and allow students and parents to ask any questions they might have

Summer 2024 Virtual Information Session Dates 

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SELF-GUIDED TOURS

Unable to attend one of our scheduled information sessions or guided tours? No worries! We’re excited to offer you the opportunity to embark on a self-guided tour of our  Driftmier Engineering Center. At our reception desk, you’ll find friendly staff ready to provide you with maps and informational materials. With these resources in hand, you can explore our state-of-the-art facilities and vibrant environment at your own pace.

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Please see the semester start and end dates below and refer to the  University of Georgia Academic Calendar  for any university closure or holiday dates.

  • Summer 2024: Classes begin: May 14, 2024. Classes end: July 31, 2024
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VIRTUAL TOUR

Interested in seeing what the UGA Engineering facilities look like, but unable to come in person? Watch our UGA Engineering Virtual Tour video, and explore our engineering facilities.

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Visit campus via the office of undergraduate admissions.

Prior to your CENGR visit, you can attend a campus tour, admissions information session, and lunch at one of our award-winning dining halls. Follow the link below for more information and to make your reservation.

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Advice for Campus Visitations from the Admissions Staff

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Many students will have travel plans during the summer and for rising seniors those plans often include visiting colleges they plan to apply to in the fall.  Here are some tips and advice from our admissions staff of things to keep in mind as you plan your campus visits.

  • Do your homework .  Go online to websites of the colleges you are visiting.  Learn what you want to do while you’re on campus.  Check for visitation calendars, see if you need to register for a tour, etc.  Review a campus map to become familiar with where you are going.  If you are visiting UGA and you have an iPhone, download our App  which includes a campus map among its many features.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.  Campus tours will almost always include a walking tour.  Now is not the time to break-in a new pair of shoes!
  • Come prepared.  Go ahead and start thinking about the questions you want to ask and write them down.  You don’t want to forget once you’re there.  Determine where you are going to need to park and find an address if you’re using a navigational device.  Be aware that while some areas may have visitor parking, this is not always free.
  • Check the weather.   Look online to see what the weather is going to be like the day of your visit.  Bring an umbrella if there’s a chance of rain.  If it’s going to be hot bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.  You may even want to consider packing sunscreen.  It’s also never a bad idea to layer your clothing as temperatures outside may change throughout the day.
  • Plan for lunch. Visits often last at least a couple of hours and you’re probably going to get hungry so go ahead and make plans for lunch.  Do you want to try the food you’ll be eating as a UGA student on the meal plan?  Check out the summer schedule for our Dining Halls here .  Visitors are able to pay to eat at one of our award-winning Dining Halls, and it’s all you care to eat!  There are also many great local restaurant options in downtown Athens.

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To protect the privacy and security of our residents, we do not offer in-person tours of the residence halls during the academic year. If you are interested in a group tour as part of a school or other organization, please contact Assistant Director for Communications Carrie Campbell at  [email protected] .

Virtual tours

Check out the Explore Options page for photos, videos, immersive 360° images, room dimensions and floor plans for each of our halls and apartment buildings. The UGA Housing YouTube channel also offers 360-degree video tours and room tours guided by students who live with us. The interactive Virtual Tour offers an immersive view of UGA Housing halls and apartments as well:

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Visit the UGA Visitors Center site for more information on escorted tours, self-guided tours, virtual tours, video chats with tour leaders, Q&A panels with current students, and more! 

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The UGA app is helpful for students and visitors alike. It features helpful information about transportation, parking, campus locations and more. It’s available for iOS and Android devices: 

Things to do in Athens

Athens is an edgy college town filled with creative energy. You’ll find plenty of adventures on campus and off—in our gardens, museums, craft breweries and forward-thinking restaurants, plus the live music that made the town famous. 

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When you visit campus, continue your tour experience with a stay at the official hotel of the University of Georgia. Located in the center of campus and within walking distance of multiple attractions, the Georgia Center is a prime destination for visitors. The Georgia Center also offers a free shuttle for guests that will take you around campus and Athens. 

Dining on campus

For a more authentic campus experience, why not visit one of the award-winning dining halls? Dining Services offers five residential locations as well as several retail and market locations throughout campus, each offering delicious fare at excellent value. All dining halls are open to the public and take cash or card payments. Don’t go home hungry! 

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You spent years exploring campus as a student, and now you have the chance to explore the world will fellow Bulldogs by your side. In partnership with select travel providers, the UGA Alumni Association offers a variety of memorable trips for alumni and friends to enjoy throughout the year. Lasting friendships are made when Bulldogs experience new cultures and places together, so what are you waiting for? Each trip includes educational programs, a professional tour director and expert local guides. Review the list of upcoming trips below and begin planning your Bulldog adventure today!

The tour companies we work with include:

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The Graduate School at UGA provides opportunities for a higher quality of learning to leaders who are prepared to better our world. We offer thoughtful, human-centered research opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities and technology.

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With more than 250 graduate programs to choose from, UGA accommodates most any interest or career path. We do as much as possible to help eliminate financial barriers that may prevent someone from continuing their education. Our campus boasts multiple facilities and resources to enhance the learning experience for our students.

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Our galleries are open to everyone Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8AM to 5PM and Tuesday/Thursday from 8AM to 7PM. You do not need to be on a scheduled tour to visit, and are welcome to explore the galleries on your own.

We offer free group tours upon request. Please fill out a tour request form or call 706-583-0213 at least  two weeks  in advance to schedule your group visit. A member of our staff will be in touch within two business days of your request.

If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Jan Hebbard at [email protected]

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The State Botanical Garden of Georgia has several themed gardens among its 323 acres. A Guided Garden Tour is the best way to ensure your group doesn’t miss a thing. Group tours last approximately 1½ hours and are led by experienced and enthusiastic tour guides. We aim to provide one tour guide per 10 guests to ensure a special tour experience.

Tour times: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, noon-3 p.m.

Tours are $5 per person ($50 minimum per tour).

Group tours must be booked at least one week in advance.

Please contact Andrea Fischer at [email protected] or at 706-542-6195 to book your group tour.

Announcing Walk-up Wednesdays!

Joining a guided garden tour is a wonderful way to experience a botanical garden. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia has always offered guided tours for groups of 10-200 people. What if you don’t have a group of 10, but you’d still like a guided tour?

On Wednesdays, for only $5 per person, you can take a 1-hour guided tour through our tropical conservatory, the history-filled Heritage Garden and the inspiring Herb & Physic Gardens. Tours leave from the Visitor Center lobby at 11 a.m. and are finished by noon.

For more information, please contact Andrea Fischer at [email protected] or 706-542-6195.

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University of Georgia Introduces Virtual Tour of Residence Halls

University Housing at the University of Georgia proudly unveils its latest innovation: a state-of-the-art virtual tour offering prospective students and their supporters an immersive exploration of its 23 residence halls wherever they are. This initiative marks a significant leap forward in modernizing the department’s approach to showcasing its facilities, providing a digital experience that reflects the university’s commitment to innovation.

University Housing’s new virtual tour utilizes 360-degree images that allow users to virtually walk through public spaces, student rooms and apartments to gain a genuine sense of what it’s like to be there. The tour, accessible at  https://housing.uga.edu/sa_vrtour/ , is the culmination of a year and a half of development by University Housing’s Web Developer Principal, Brent Betz. Betz developed the tour using a combination of custom HTML, drone technology and 360-degree imaging in an effort to meet stakeholder demand for more detailed information about residence halls.

“In today’s culture, providing an immersive and convenient experience for prospective students is essential,” said University Housing Assistant Director for Communications, Carrie Campbell. “The new virtual tour revolutionizes the way we showcase our residence halls, offering an unparalleled level of detail and accessibility that even in-person tours can’t match.”

The transition to a virtual tour comes as in-person tours have become impractical given housing’s focus on renovation and maintenance projects over the summer, as well as high demand for spaces during the academic year. By leveraging existing technology, the department aims to enhance customer service—providing detailed and immersive insights for prospective students and their families—even in the absence of physical tours.

“The virtual tour not only benefits prospective students but also serves as a valuable reference for our staff,” explains Campbell. “It ensures accurate and up-to-date information about our residence halls is readily available, further enhancing our commitment to transparency and excellence in customer service.”

Moreover, the virtual tour aligns with current technology trends, creating a sense of place and fostering a positive impression of University Housing among prospective students. By embracing innovation and leveraging digital resources, the department continues to prioritize the student experience.

To experience University Housing’s virtual tour of the residence halls, please visit  https://housing.uga.edu/sa_vrtour/ .

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This year’s New Faculty Tour will visit 11 cities, passing through 43 counties. Major 2024 NFT highlights will include tours of the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah, University of Georgia’s Tifton Campus and Interfor in Baxley.

The tour’s goal is to provide new faculty members a formal and comprehensive introduction to the State of Georgia’s geography, demographics, diversity, economy, history and culture. It also serves as a useful exposure to the scope and diversity of member institutions of Georgia’s university system. But, most of all, it is a living experience that has proven to be one of the University of Georgia’s most important faculty development programs.

The NFT is coordinated by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach and is made possible by major support from the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, and the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach. Additional sponsors include the UGA Alumni Association, UGA Foundation and a multitude of other units and supporters of the University of Georgia.

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Hollywood producer on tour to Georgia to showcase country’s gastronomic offerings

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David Raphael Moscow, a recognised Hollywood producer and actor and creator of TV series From Scratch, is on a visit to Georgia to explore and showcase the country’s gastronomic offerings as part of a new promotional campaign by the National Tourism Administration. Photo: GNTA

David Raphael Moscow, a recognised Hollywood producer and actor and creator of TV series From Scratch, is on a visit to Georgia to explore and showcase the country’s gastronomic offerings as part of a new promotional campaign by the National Tourism Administration.

In comments on the trip, Moscow said his team had been planning filming the episode  about the country’s cuisine for six years.

We studied Georgian cuisine, and my son already knows how to eat khinkali [Georgian dumplings] without spilling the juice. However, when I arrived here, I found something very different from what I expected. Tbilisi is a truly magical city with a rich history, stunning architecture, old districts, and a diverse array of churches, synagogues and mosques”, he said.

Moscow also shared his impressions of travelling outside the Georgian capital.

We encountered farmers with their own captivating histories, beautiful mountains, and food that brings everyone together. [...] My cousin visited Georgia 20 years ago and told me it was one of the most remarkable places he had ever been. So, I have been preparing for 20 years to come to Georgia”, he added.

Maia Omiadze, the Head of the Administration, met Moscow in Tsinandali, in the eastern  winemaking region of Kakheti, where he prepared dishes with local chefs.

The agency Head said the visiting producer would be guided through regions of the country to learn about “unique” traditions and culture and Georgia’s 8,000-year-old tradition of winemaking.

The programme From Scratch covers 18 European countries as well as the United States. I think this will contribute to the promotion of Georgian gastronomy and wine, increase awareness of the country in Europe and the US and bring more travellers to Georgia”, she said.

The Administration said a video on Georgian cuisine would be unveiled across platforms and social media channels as part of the campaign, while photo material showcasing domestic culinary delights will also be rolled out in the collaboration. 

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What To Do And Eat In Atlanta Right Now

Discover the Southern city that's always reinventing itself.

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The rap lyric turned battle cry "F.I.L.A." or "Forever I Love Atlanta" unites anyone who's ever lived in the Empire City. The phrase's use is as far-reaching as the city's notorious suburban sprawl. It's an exclamation mark while marveling at the view from Jackson Street Bridge and the chef's kiss on a  Buford Highway meal . It's the Band-Aid on a Falcon's loss and the faith that finally cracks a championship drought for the Braves. It's a love affair with just as much paradoxical flair as the city itself.

On the one hand, Atlanta is a business traveler's paradise. You can find a steak with more accolades than Tyler Perry's studio near the city's perimeter, and the city's high-end shopping scene rivals Rodeo Drive. Skyscrapers house innovation from the likes of Delta, Coca-Cola, and UPS, as Atlanta defines itself as the commercial powerhouse of the South. But turn the corner, and Atlanta's shine blurs into the grit and soul of a Southern city with a storied past and reenergized present that intersect like a dream.

Unlike its interstates, Atlanta's neighborhoods always continue moving. Each little pocket is hustling, working simultaneously as time capsules and trendsetters—nimble urban pathways and mega concrete highways thread together a tapestry of time-worn buildings and polished new construction invigorated by big ideas. Former factories turned food halls mingle with modern museums honoring a civil rights past. From Old Forth Ward to Roswell, filmmakers, artists, restaurateurs, and new residents keep pushing the boundaries on Atlanta's potential, rewriting the script as the characters and set continue to change. Here's are the best things to see, do, and eat on your next trip to Atlanta.

Try Classic Southern Fare

Thanks to an array of talent and tastes in its increasingly global population, Atlanta's kitchens go beyond classic Southern cooking (though if you're looking for barbecue and traditional meat 'n' three, you've come to the right place). Take advantage of oysters and cocktails at local-favorite  Kimball House  in Decatur,  Tiny Lou's  salute to French-American fare in Poncey-Highland, or Kevin Gillespie's parade of dishes at  Gunshow . At  Mary Mac's Tea Room , open since 1945, a plate of macaroni and cheese, okra, and fried green tomatoes can easily meet your comfort food demands, while the slow-smoked brisket at  Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q  is legendary. A trip to Atlanta would only be complete with a visit to a legendary steakhouse . Get your fill of great filets, ribeyes, strips, and more at classics like  Bones  and  Kevin Rathbun Steak . Reserve a table at Ford Fry's  Marcel  for an impressive cut and a guaranteed good time.

Discover The Food Hall Scene

Shop the menus around Atlanta's booming food hall scene, where some of the city's top chefs share walls in reinvented spaces. The central food hall at  Ponce City Market , once home to Sears, includes some of the city's best dishes. It may take several meals to make your rounds, but  El Super Pan ,  Bellina Alimentari ,  H&F Burger , and  Hop's Chicken  justify more than one trip.  Pancake Social  around the corner is worth waking up for as well. For a taste of something new every month, head to the Punk Foodie stall, an incubator of sorts that showcases cuisines from different pop-up chefs every day of the week.

Head to  Krog Street Market  to keep the food hall flame burning.  Ticonderoga Club offers a spectacular bar program and a pleasantly dim escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy market. Find spicy Szechuan dumplings and noodles at Gu's Dumplings or modern Middle Eastern dishes at Yalla . On your way out, stop by  Little Tart Bakeshop , where baking magician Sarah O'Brien delights with irresistibly flaky pastries.

Taste International Cuisine

Buford Highway is home to some of the best international food in Atlanta. Take a trip to the Mediterranean at  Nur Kitchen , where your table will be teeming with a medley of small plates and platters, or stop by  Pho Dai Loi 2  for a bowl of pho. Further your culinary education of Southeast Asia with a visit to Mamak, which specializes in Malaysian food. Head a little further out to  Masterpiece  in Duluth to taste why James Beard Award nominee Rui Liu draws crowds across the region to a humble strip mall for world-class Sichuan cuisine.

Get Outside

Atlanta's tree-lined streets are just the tip of the iceberg regarding green space in the city. In Midtown,  Piedmont Park's  walking trails, dog parks, and grassy fields hug the urban cityscape, making it the perfect spot for a pick-up game or picnic. Take advantage of the  Dogwood Festival  held in the park each spring when blooms are in full display. Less than a mile from downtown,  Oakland Cemetery  is a place of both beauty and tranquility where you can also pay your respects to icons like Margaret Mitchell and Bobby Jones.

Head from one neighborhood to the next on the ever-popular  BeltLine . Pop on and off to explore restaurants , shops, and watering holes from Virginia-Highland to Inman Park and beyond. Get out of town to " shoot the hootch " on the  Chattahoochee River . It's a popular spot for rafting, kayaking, and canoeing just outside the city; don't forget your cooler.

Discover The Art & Cultural Scene

A showcase of work awaits at the  High Museum of Art , where exciting special exhibitions and a permanent collection of more than 18,000 pieces fill the Midtown space. The  Fernbank Museum of Natural History  is a hit for families, while the legendary  Fox Theater  always delivers a spectacular lineup of musicals, comedians, musicians, and more.

If you're spending the day downtown, visit some of the city's staples, like the  Georgia Aquarium ,  World of Coca-Cola , and  College Football Hall of Fame . You could spend all day at the  National Center for Civil and Human Rights , where the American Civil Rights Movement intertwines with today's efforts toward international human rights in a thought-provoking display of artifacts and interactive exhibits.

Pick a neighborhood home base before booking your stay.

FORTH Atlanta , one of the city's newest properties, is located in the Old Fourth Ward District, convenient to the Beltline's Eastside Trail and historic Old Fourth Ward Park. The well-appointed rooms and suites feel more like stylish apartments than a hotel. FORTH also has four in-house dining options, a pool, and spa.

The  Hotel Clermont  is a funky local favorite with a fascinating backstory if you'd like to be near the BeltLine and Ponce City Market. Its Poncey-Highland location is conveniently located between Decatur and Midtown too.

For a Buckhead experience with all the bells and whistles, you can't go wrong splurging for  The Whitley Hotel , but newcomers like  Hotel Conlee  and  The Kimpton Sylvan Atlanta are also good choices.

If you're looking for a more personal experience,  Stonehurst Place  is an adults-only B&B on the edge of Piedmont Park, where guests can expect modern design in a space that retains its traditional charm.

Downtown, stay in the historic  Candler Hotel Atlanta . Renovated in 2019, this hotel contains all kinds of old treasures, from a stunning marble staircase to the rumored Coca-Cola formula hiding in its basement vault.

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Haitian prime minister tours Port au Prince hospital after police take back from gang control

Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille, center, is surrounded by security as he arrives at the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, July 9, 2024. Haiti's prime minister and police chief visited the capital's largest hospital after authorities announced that police took control of the medical institution over the weekend from armed gangs. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's newly selected Prime Minister Garry Conille and Haiti's police chief visited the country's largest hospital on Tuesday, after authorities said they took control of the medical institution over the weekend from armed gangs.

Haitian Police Chief Normil Rameau told a news conference Monday that police took control of the Hospital of the State University of Haiti, known as the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince, on Sunday night after months of escalating attacks from armed groups .

Haitians will "wake up one morning and find the operation done, the bandits stopped, and neutralized," Normil said at the briefing, but did not take questions from the media. He was accompanied by Kenyan officer Godfrey Otunge, who said that the U.N.-backed contingent of Kenyan police intends to work closely with Haitian authorities as well as local and international partners dedicated to rebuilding Haiti.

The green and white-colored hospital was left ravaged by gangs, with beds stripped of their cots and ceiling fans on the floor. The building’s interior was left with debris and lighting fixtures among the hospital’s cubicles.

Hospital walls and nearby buildings were riddled with bullet holes, signaling fights between police and gangs in the neighborhood. The hospital is just across the street from the national palace, which was the scene of several battles in the last five months.

Conille said the building looked like “a war zone."

Council member Louis Gérald Gilles was also present on Tuesday's visit, and announced the hospital should be in full service by February 2026. Conille said the hospital served about 1,500 people a day before the gang's chokehold.

“This hospital is not for the rich, it’s for the poor,” Conille said on Tuesday. “These are people that need serious help that can't go see a private doctor.”

The attacks from criminal groups have pushed Haiti's health system to the brink of collapse and the escalating violence has led to a surge in patients with serious illnesses and a shortage of resources to treat them.

Gangs have been looting, setting fires, and destroying medical institutions and pharmacies in the capital, where they control up to 80% of the area.

Haiti’s health care system, already struggling before the violence, faces additional challenges from the rainy season, which is likely to worsen conditions and increase the risk of water-borne diseases.

Poor hygiene conditions in camps and makeshift settlements have heightened the risk of diseases like cholera, with over 84,000 suspected cases in the country, according to a UNICEF report.

Besides the hospital, gunmen have seized police stations, attacked the main international airport (which was closed for nearly three months), and stormed Haiti’s two largest prisons.

In April, a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Haiti told The Associated Press that staff had been forced to cut the number of outpatients it treats daily from 150 to 50, with people lining up outside the hospital each day and risking being shot by gang members as they awaited medical care.

According to a report from the U.N. migration agency, the violence in Haiti has displaced nearly 580,000 people since March.

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Haitian police patrol near the General Hospital after Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille visited the facility in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, July 9, 2024. Haiti's prime minister and police chief visited the capital's largest hospital after authorities announced that police took control of the medical institution over the weekend from armed gangs. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)

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