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Security Alert: Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Security Issues on February 9

Western Hemisphere > Haiti > Port-au-Prince

0837: Reports of roadblocks on Rt. National 2 in Petit Goave

0903: Burning tires on Avenue Mais Gate south of the Cannes-a-Sucre compound, affecting the route up to Vivy Mitchell that either goes by Aristide University or farther past OAVCT. Traffic is light and public transportation is operating at a reduced level.  The security situation is still very fluid and caution must be exercised. Remember that reporting is delayed, so believe what you see over what you read. There is still debris spread across many roads but they are passable. Remnants of burned tires are present in front of the Belmart store on 15 Octobre. Check your tires before departing and use caution when driving to avoid hitting debris and damaging your vehicle. Avoid any unnecessary trips out. If you do travel in town, make sure someone knows where you are going and keep them updated. 

1200: Reports of protests on the Peguyville shortcut near UNOPs.

1258: Reports of a planned protest beginning at 2pm today outside of the U.S. Embassy on 15 Octobre in Tabarre. Embassy personnel have been instructed to shelter-in-place and avoid the embassy and surrounding areas until further notice.


Actions to Take:

•   Avoid the area

•   Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;

•   Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and


•   If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area.




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