Americans Urged to Evacuate Haiti

The US Department of State has issued a warning urging American citizens to evacuate Haiti amid escalating gang violence that has swept across the island nation.

Last week, a wave of gang assaults targeted several state facilities, including prisons, over fifty police precincts, and the international airport, leading to widespread chaos.

This surge in violence has brought the nation to a standstill, leading to the declaration of a state of emergency by the Haitian government.

On its website, the US Embassy in Haiti advises Americans to “keep abreast of local news and acquire information regarding security conditions from commercial transport services, and to depart from Haiti as soon as the security situation and commercial transport options allow.”