U.S. Embassy Warns Americans to Leave Haiti

U.S. citizens are at risk as gang wars escalate and create a humanitarian crisis.

The U.S. Embassy in Haiti has issued a warning to U.S. citizens living in the country, urging them to evacuate “as soon as possible.” In recent years, gangs have slowly been gaining more power across the Caribbean nation.

Various gangs now control half of the country, a group of which have maintained a weeks-long blockade of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. Turf wars have escalated in frequency and intensity, and the violence has displaced around 200,000 people nationwide. Nearly half of the population is in need of humanitarian aid.

“U.S. citizens in Haiti should depart Haiti as soon as possible via commercial or private transport,” the embassy stated, urging extreme caution.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. State Department personnel as they seek to ensure the safety of American citizens.
  • For Secretary Antony Blinken to seek God’s direction as he heads the State Department.
  • For both Americans and Haitians who are at risk in Port-au-Prince.

Sources: Reuters, USA Today


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