Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Haiti is pleased to announce the continued expansion of U.S. citizen services by appointment.  U.S. citizens seeking U.S. passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, or notarial services, can go directly to our webpage to  https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/  to schedule appointments.  U.S. citizens applying for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, ... Read More»

USAID Helps Deliver Financial Services to Micro-Business Owners in Rural Locations across Haiti’s North and Artibonite Departments

Port-au-Prince] – The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is helping bring savings and loan services to the Haitian people in some of the country’s most remote regions.  With USAID’s support, the Accessible Finance Project worked with Le Levier, a national credit union network serving over 850,000 members, to develop the ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 17, 2020) Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  Reports have been received that some groups are calling for protests in Port-au-Prince on Saturday, October 17. 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, ... Read More»

Ambassador Robert Lighthizer Issues Statement Concerning the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act

10/13/2020 Washington, D.C. – Ambassador Robert Lighthizer issued the following statement today concerning the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act: “President Trump’s October 10 action to reauthorize certain provisions of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) will help to preserve well-paying jobs in the U.S. textile industry while also strengthening our trade ties with Caribbean ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 09, 2020) Location:  Bourdon, Port-au-Prince Events:  Reports received of ongoing violence in the Bourdon area, with a likelihood of spreading into the surrounding neighborhoods. Travel for U.S. Embassy employees is restricted to the Tabarre area until further notice. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 09, 2020) Location: Bourdon near Hotel Montana Events:  Received reports of burning tires and gunfire in Bourdon near the Hotel Montana. Police are on the scene. Please avoid the area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Rue Oswald, along Rue Magloire Ambroise, to the Faculté Sciences Humaines Events: Received reports of a protest moving from Rue Oswald Durand, along Rue Magloire, to the Faculté Sciences Humaines. Please avoid the area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Rue Oswald, along Rue Magloire Ambroise, to the Faculté Sciences Humaines Events: Received reports of a protest moving from Rue Oswald Durand, along Rue Magloire, to the Faculté Sciences Humaines. Please avoid the area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 5th, 2020) Location:  Champs de Mars and Avenue Christophe, Port au Prince Events:  Received reports of violent protest in the downtown area near Champs de Mars and Avenue Christophe. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive ... Read More»

United States Commits an Additional $24.4 Million for Assistance to Haiti

[Port-au-Prince] – On September 18, the American people provided an additional $24.4 million in development assistance to Haiti.  The agreement between the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of Haiti, through the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation, will improve development outcomes throughout Haiti in the health, education, ... Read More»

Haiti Tech Summit : 4th Annual Startup Lab Competition

Call for Entrepreneurs from throughout Haiti for the 4th Annual Startup Lab Competition Sponsored by U.S. Embassy   Port Au Prince, Haiti- October 1, 2020:  Entrepreneurs interested in learning how to incorporate technology into their business model and marketing strategies are encouraged to apply now through October 2, 2020 here: www.haititechsummit.com/startuplab As part of the U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Port-au-Prince – Ministry of Justice on Ave Charles Sumner Events: Reports of a protest at the Ministry of Justice on Ave Charles Sumner. Reportedly, protesters are burning tires and throwing rocks. Police are on the scene. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to ... Read More»

USAID to Help 30,000 Small Local Businesses Grow and Create Jobs

[Port-au-Prince] The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announces its new, four-year, $12 million Atteindre (Attain) project to help small local businesses in Haiti access support to develop business plans, access bank loans, become formalized, and acquire the skilled labor they need to become profitable businesses.  The United States government, via the U.S. Agency for ... Read More»

USAID’s Konbit Empowers Local Haitian Organizations to Lead Development

[Port-au-Prince, Haiti] – On September 15, the development community commemorated International Democracy Day, and we believe it is not possible for Haiti or any country to rise to its full potential without locally-led governance.  Since 2015, USAID Haiti’s Democracy and Governance Konbit project, which in Creole means teamwork and coming together for a common goal, ... Read More»

The United States Hands Over 37 Ventilators to the Haitian Government to Respond to COVID-19

[Port-au-Prince] – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has officially transferred ownership to the Haitian government of the 37 brand-new ventilators in a handover ceremony held at St. Luke’s Hospital in Tabarre. The handover makes caring for critically ill COVID-19 patients with the U.S.-made, state-of-the-art ventilators immediately possible. The ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  Reports that opposition groups will demonstrate throughout Port-au-Prince this Sunday, September 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Travel for U.S. Embassy personnel is restricted to the Tabarre area only beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. The demonstration is expected to begin at the Champs de Mars Place Dessalines, and travel ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Petionville Events:  There is an ongoing religious service at Place St. Pierre in Petionville.  As gatherings of this type can be unpredictable, the U.S. Embassy has restricted all travel in or through Petionville for U.S. Embassy personnel and recommends U.S. citizens similarly restrict their travel for the duration of the event. Actions to take: ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 16, 2020) Location:  Delmas and Petionville Events:  Reports of multiple protests and sporadic gunfire in Delmas 75 and Delmas 40-48. Reports indicate that the groups may attempt to march through Petionville. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt ... Read More»

International Day of Democracy

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 In recognition of the International Day of Democracy on September 15, we reaffirm the right of every citizen to take part in the processes of democratic self-governance.  Democracies are accountable to their citizens.  They respect the Rule of Law, protect lives and property, and ... Read More»

USAID Donates More Than $2.6 Million to UNICEF to Fight COVID-19 in Haiti

The United States government, via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated $2,676,900 to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help Haiti respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this project, UNICEF will support COVID-19 response activities in line with the Haitian government’s nationwide plan. The main goal of this project is to contribute ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 12, 2020) Events: Violent protests are occurring throughout Port-au-Prince and have the potential to spread and/or arise unexpectedly. Please avoid unnecessary travel within Port-au-Prince at this time. Travel for U.S. Embassy employees is restricted to Tabarre and employees are advised to avoid all travel until further notice. Actions to take: Avoid ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 12, 2020)

Location:  Port-au-Prince, Nazon at MLK Blvd and Christ-Roi Events:  Reports of shots fired and cars burned in Nazon at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Christ-Roi.  Please avoid the area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: In the vicinity of Auto Plaza on Airport Road in the Simon Pele area. Events: Reports of ongoing demonstrations. 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. ... Read More»

The United States Provides 37 Ventilators to Haiti to Respond to COVID-19

[Port au Prince] – The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated a shipment of 37 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Haiti to assist in its fight against COVID-19.  The donation delivers on President Trump’s generous offer of these critically needed supplies and supports Haiti’s urgent response to the pandemic.  These ventilators will ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 7, 2020)  

Location:  Throughout the Port au Prince region, including but not limited to Petionville, Peggyville, Pelerin/Kenscoff, Bourdon, Lalue, Delmas, Croix des Missions and Airport Road. Events:  Widespread protests are anticipated.  Demonstrations by several of the groups intending to participate in today’s activities have turned violent in the past.All personal travel for U.S. Embassy personnel is restricted to the embassy ... Read More»

USAID Helps Farmers Increase Agricultural Productivity during COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 2, 2020 The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), partnered with the Fondation Haitienne de Developpement Agricole Durable (FONHDAD) to establish a bean seed production program to give Haitian farmers sustainable access to improved bean seeds. With USAID support, FONHDAD has introduced and disseminated two high performance ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Lalue and Canape Vert areas of Port-au-Prince Events: Ongoing protest activity 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, Route ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:   In the area of Tete de L’eau in Petion-Ville, south of the St. Pierre church. Events:   Reports of burning barricades reported. 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 ... Read More»

USAID Promotes Inclusion of Disabled Persons in Haiti

The United States Government, through USAID Haiti’s Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Office, committed nearly one million U.S. dollars to the humanitarian organization enpaK to help support Haitian children, women, and men with disabilities. Based on the World Health Organization’s estimates, around 15 percent of the Haitian population lives with a disability. This funding will ... Read More»

U.S. Imposes Restrictions on Certain PRC State-Owned Enterprises and Executives for Malign Activities in the South China Sea

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 26, 2020 The United States supports a free and open South China Sea.  We respect the sovereign rights of all nations, regardless of size, and seek to preserve peace and uphold freedom of the seas in a manner consistent with international law.  In July, I announced ... Read More»

USAID Funds American Red Cross Efforts to Combat COVID-19 in Haiti

[Port-au-Prince] – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided USD $1 million to the American Red Cross to help Haiti respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this project, the American Red Cross will support the Haitian Red Cross to implement COVID-19 response activities in line with the Haitian ... Read More»

Weather Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

(August 23, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  Due to heavy rains, significant flooding and dangerous road conditions, Embassy employee travel is restricted to Tabarre until further notice.  Heavy rain and flooding is reported across Port-au-Prince and other cities in Haiti. Tropical Storm Laura is producing significant rainfall and wind that may result in life-threatening flooding, flash flooding, mudslides, and storm ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

(August 22, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The National Hurricane Weather Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the northern coast of Haiti from Le Mole St. Nicholas to the border with the Dominican Republic, and the northern and southern coasts of the Dominican Republic.  Tropical Storm Laura is projected to pass over or near Hispaniola beginning Saturday, August 22 ... Read More»

Joint Declaration of Support for Democratic Change in Venezuela

The text of the following declaration was released by several members of the Lima Group, the International Contact Group, the European Union, the United States, and others. Begin text: We, a group of concerned countries including members of the Lima Group, the International Contact Group, the European Union, the United States, and others, call upon all ... Read More»

USAID Improves Health in Haiti through Food Enrichment

[Port-au-Prince] – A healthy and productive life begins with healthy nutrition. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are more at risk, and children need a good diet filled with vitamins to ensure a long life.  Since 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Ranfòse Abitid Nitrisyon pou Fè Ogmante Sante (RANFOSE) project, has ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 14, 2020) Location:  Rue Flerio near DCPJ (Direction Centrale de la Police Judiciaire) Events:  Road blocks and police activity 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Bois Patate in the Canape-Vert area Events: Burning tires and protest activity 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 13, 2020) Location:  Delmas 18 Events:  Roadblocks and police activity. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 12, 2020) Location:  Between Carrefour Rita and Carrefour Fleuriot, Clercine, Port-au-Prince Events:  Reports of shooting. 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 ... Read More»

United States Support for Haitian National Police Strategic Priorities

Port-au-Prince, Haiti 11 August 2020 – The Embassy’s Director for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), David Mosby met with the Director General of the Haitian National Police (HNP) Rameau Normil to discuss the Haitian National Police’s strategic priorities, including combatting gang violence and kidnapping, strengthening the rule of law and protection of human rights, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Ministry of Education in Nazon Events: There are reports of protest activity, burning tires, and the deployment of tear gas near the Ministry of Education in Nazon. 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, ... Read More»

USAID Improves Haitian Farmers’ Livelihoods and the Health of Their Livestock in Northern Haiti to Protect Natural Resources

[Port-au-Prince] – Gary is a farmer residing in Terrier Rouge, Haiti, and last year he had a lot of problems finding food for his cows, as well as his other livestock.  Because of the 2019 drought, thousands of farmers lost their crops, and over 3,000 heads of cattle died from a lack of food and ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on Increase in Gang Violence

The United States is deeply concerned by the loss of life in marginalized communities as a result of gang-related violence.  We note that armed gangs systematically violate the human rights of residents of communities such as Cité Soleil, La Saline, Bel Air, Martissant, and Village de Dieu. The United States urges the Haitian government to ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

(August 1, 2020) Location:  Carrefour Fleuriot and Carrefour Marassa Events:  Reports of roadblocks between Carrefour Fleuriot and Carrefour Marassa. 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. Assistance: ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Boulevard 15 October Events: Reports of burning tires and stone throwing on Boulevard 15 October near Carrefour and Clernine closeby routes to Stop-N-Shop. 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 ... Read More»

USAID Improves Access to Safe Drinking Water in Haiti

[Port-au-Prince] Since 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has focused its assistance to Haiti’s water management on helping Haitian communities gain access to safe water.  As a result of USAID’s support, more than 50,000 Haitian women, children, and men have greater access to safe water.  USAID’s Water and Sanitation Project aims to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Petionville Events: There has been a shooting in the Petionville/Bourdon area. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, Route de ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location: Haiti Event: The National Hurricane Weather Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the northern coast of Haiti and the northern, eastern and southeastern coasts of the Dominican Republic, and a Tropical Storm Watch for the southern and southwestern coasts of the Dominican Republic. Tropical Storm Isaias, also known as Tropical Cyclone Nine,  is ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Carrefour Airport overpass and Boulevard 15 October Events: Reports of a group of protesters en route to the U.S. Embassy. The group is currently at the Carrefour Airport overpass. There is also major traffic congestion on Boulevard 15 October near the Office Assurance Véhicules Contre-Tiers intersection. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations ... Read More»

USAID Provides Food and Cash Assistance for Haitians Households During COVID-19

[Port-au-Prince] – Flaure Erna ALCY, a 27-year old mother of three small kids living near Coteaux in Southern Haiti, was getting desperate as her husband became handicapped and unable to work after a motorcycle accident. As an entrepreneur, her small food supply business was failing, and she had no money to feed her kids or ... Read More»

The Security Cooperation Office Donation Aimed At Curbing the COVID 19 Pandemic in Haiti

Port Au Prince Haiti, 9 July 2020 – The Security Cooperation Office from the United States Embassy in Port Au Prince donated $30,000 in humanitarian assistance aimed at curbing the COVID 19 pandemic in Haiti.  The sanitation products including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer, masks and bleach were provided to the city of Cap ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Tabarre/Port-au-Prince Events:  Reports of shooting in area of Tabarre 15. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Gerald Bataille (West Department) Events: Reports of burning tires and rock throwing in the area of Gerald Bataille (West Department). 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 ... Read More»

USAID Responds to the COVID-19 Outbreak in Haiti

[Port-au-Prince] – The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, has provided $1 million to Catholic Relief Services to help Haiti respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. The funding will support the Haitian Government’s National COVID-19 Response Plan, led by the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Tabarre and Carrefour Fleuriot area. Events: Reports of armed gunmen shooting indiscriminately in Tabarre and Carrefour Fleuriot area. 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. Assistance: ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Fleuriot and Clercine Events:  Reports of a large volume of gunfire in Fleuriot and Clercine. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

(July 11, 2020) Location:  Boulevard 15 October Events: Reports of a roadblock on Boulevard 15 October in the area of ED-1. 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 ... Read More»

Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders: Radio Distance Learning Program for Haitian Children

[Port-au-Prince] – When COVID-19 forced school to close in Haiti, brothers Marc and Daniel, a first and seventh grader from Cap-Haitien, did not know when they would get to see their school, teachers, or classmates again. Without access to a computer or a cellphone to stay in touch, they began to worry about getting behind ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Boulevard 15 Octobre / Carrefour Fleuriot Events:  Reports of burning tires and possible gunfire at Carrefour Fleuriot. 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. Assistance: U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

(July 7, 2020) Location:  Port-au-Prince Events: Security situation in the areas of Lalue and Avenue Christophe. Shootings and burning tires at Bicentenaire. Security situation at Simon Pelé area near Behrmann Motors. Security situation at Lafito on National Road #01 . Shootings at Bel-Air area. Shootings and Barricades from Delmas 2 to Delmas 16. Roadblock at ... Read More»

July Fourth Essay Contest on the Importance of Democratic Values

Contest Sponsors [3] The July Fourth Essay Contest on the Importance of Democratic Values is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Description of Contest Objectives In celebration of the Independence of the United States on July Fourth, the U.S. Embassy in Haiti is pleased to announce an essay competition ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 5, 2020) Location:  Petionville and Downtown Port au Prince Events:  There is a call for a peaceful march by a civil society group on Monday, July 6, 2020. Beginning at approximately 10:00 a..m., participants are expected to gather at the Ministry of Education and march along Nazon and ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 4, 2020) Location:  Blvd. 15 Octobre near HNP Academy Events:  Approxinately 20 individuals are throwing rocks at passing vehicles on Blvd. 15 Octobre near the HNP Academy. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 2, 2020) Location:  Petionville Area Events: There is a call for a planned peaceful protest beginning at approximately 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2020. The protest route is scheduled to begin at Place St. Pierre in Petionville and head towards the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), located on Avenue Charles ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Juvenat on Canape-Vert Road Events:  Reports of an ongoing demonstration and roadblock at Juvenat on Canape-Vert Road. 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. Assistance: U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Avenue Charles Sumner Events: Reports of an ongoing violent demonstration near the Ministry of Justice on Avenue Charles Sumner. Reports of tear gas being deployed by Haitian National Police. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Juvenat and Canape-Vert Events: Reports of an ongoing security situation in the Juvenat and Canape-Vert areas. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti Events:  The Government of Haiti has officially announced that the airports in Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien will reopen to scheduled commercial passenger flights as of June 30, 2020. JetBlue and Spirit plan to open regular service from Port au Prince on July 1, and American Airlines on July 7. Plans for service from Cap Haitien have not yet been announced. U.S. citizens wishing to depart ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location: Haiti Events: The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time.  The Government of Haiti has approved the following upcoming ferry flights in June and July:   DATE AIRLINE DESTINATION(S) June 25 JetBlue (2) Fort Lauderdale, New York June 26 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (June 23, 2020) 

Location:  Haiti Events: JetBlue Airways has been authorized to operate flights from Port-au-Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Port-au-Prince to New York City (JFK) on Friday, June 26. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.jetblue.com . U.S. citizens should work directly with the relevant airline to make reservations and purchase tickets. Passengers do not require ... Read More»

Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Haiti

Ambassador Kelly Craft Permanent Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, New York June 19, 2020 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Madam President, and thank you, SRSG La Lime and Jacques for shedding the light on the situation in Haiti. As we all know, COVID-19 has placed significant stress on Haiti’s already fragile healthcare ... Read More»

COVID-19 Awareness for All Ages

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for international Development (USAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, is investing more than $16 million to meet  the immediate COVID-19 health needs of Haitians today, while simultaneously working with the Haitian people to build long-term solutions to the chronic health challenges affecting the nation. Through ... Read More»

Haiti: Hurricane Season 2020

[Port-au-Prince] – The U.S. Embassy in Haiti announces the launch of disaster preparedness measures at the start of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.  The United States Government, through USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance’s offices of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and Food For Peace (FFP), is ramping up disaster preparedness in support of the Directorate ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 21, 2020) Location:  Petionville, and potentially other areas of Port-au-Prince Event:  There have been public calls for protests on economic and social grievances in Petionville and other areas of Port-au-Prince for Monday, June 22, and Tuesday June 23, 2020. The protest routes and times are currently unknown, but the Haitian National Police (HNP) ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Tabarre, near the entrance to ED-1 Event:  Approximately 10 individuals, some armed with long guns, attempted to stop a motorist near the entrance to ED-1. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Bois Patate and Faustin 1er Events:  Reports of burning tires at Bois Patate and Faustin 1er near Canapevert College 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. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Nazon Events: Reports of a protest in Nazon near the Ministry of Education. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location: Haiti Events: JetBlue Airways has been authorized to operate an additional flight from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday, June 19. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at https://www.jetblue.com . U.S. citizens should work directly with the relevant airline to make reservations and purchase tickets. Passengers do not ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (June 17, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event: JetBlue Airways has been authorized to operate a second flight from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday, June 19. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.jetblue.com . U.S. citizens should work directly with the relevant airline to make reservations ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti Event:  Eastern Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to Miami, Florida on Friday, June 19. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.goeasternair.com/ .  U.S. citizens should work directly with the relevant airline to make reservations and purchase tickets.Passengers do not require boarding ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (June 15, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  JetBlue Airways has been authorized to operate flights from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday, June 19. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.jetblue.com/ . U.S. citizens should work directly with the relevant airline to make reservations and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince 

Location:  Haiti  Event: Spirit Airlines has been authorized to operate flights from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) on Tuesday, June 16 and Tuesday, June 23. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.spirit.com/ . U.S. citizens should work directly with the relevant airline to make reservations and purchase tickets. Passengers do ... Read More»

Graduation of the first cohort of 35 Haitian women from the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Kay Tita and community partners Impact Hub Port-au-Prince and Katalyst Konbit – celebrate the graduation of the first cohort of 35 Haitian women from the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Port-au-Prince Chapter   Join us for a Live roundtable celebrating the winners of the AWE Pitch competition and a discussion about women entrepreneurship in Haiti, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (June 10, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  Eastern Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to Miami, Florida on Friday, June 12. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://goeasternair.com .  American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti Event:The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. When flights are available, U.S. citizens should work directly with the relevant airline to make reservations and purchase tickets. Passengers do not require boarding letters or other permission ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Delmas 83 Events:  Reports of an ongoing demonstration at the Ministry of Education annex on Delmas 83. 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. Assistance: U.S. ... Read More»

Haitian Singer B.I.C. Leads COVID-19 Public Awareness Campaign

[Port-au-Prince] – In order to disseminate key COVID-19 messages and the importance of hand-washing, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Pan-American Development Foundation/Organization of American States (PADF/OAS) to produce video and radio messaging featuring popular, socially-committed Haitian songwriter,  B.I.C. The stand-up and dance video ” Lave Men ” will appeal for young ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (June 8 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (June 08, 2020)   Location:  Haiti Event: The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time.  According to the JetBlue Airways website ( www.jetblue.com ), the flights authorized on June 11th, 18th, 25th and 29th from Port-au-Prince to ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 7, 2020) Location:  Carrefour Aeroport, Bel Air, Delmas, Lalue, and other areas. Events:  Ongoing protest activity near Carrefour Aeroport, Bel Air, Delmas, Lalue, and other areas in/around Port-au-Prince. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location: Haiti Event: The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. According to the JetBlue Airways website ( www.jetblue.com ), the June 11th, 18th, 25th and 29th flights from Port-au-Prince to Fort Lauderdale and JFK are sold out. Please ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti Event:  JetBlueAirways has been authorized to operate flights from Port-au-Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and from Port-au-Prince to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City on June 11, 18, 25 and 29.  Seats are still available for the June 29th flight to Fort Lauderdale and the June 11th, 25th and 29th flights to JFK. Complete ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti  Event: The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time.  There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. If a commercial airline is authorized to operate a flight to the United States, the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on Murder of George Floyd

The U.S. Embassy in Haiti expresses its sincere condolences to the family, friends, and community of George Floyd.  As our country was founded on the rule of law, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced a full criminal investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Floyd’s death.  As Secretary Pompeo said of George Floyd’s death: “It’s ... Read More»

Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens – Hurricane Season 2020

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane Season which lasts through November 2020. Hurricane Season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and runs through November 30. The  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center  expects the 2020 season to be above average.  NOAA predicts that the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will produce: 13-19 named storms 6-10 expected hurricanes 3-6 expected ... Read More»

NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2020

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2020 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION From America’s earliest days, Caribbean Americans have contributed to the success, spirit, and character of our Nation. For generations, their skills, knowledge, innovation, and initiative have enhanced and advanced many aspects of our ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Caradeux Events:  Reports of burning tires in the area of Service Métropolitain de Collecte des Residus Solides in Caradeux. 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. ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Ministry of Health Annex Events:  Reports of burning tires and a demonstration at the Ministry of Health Annex in Mais Gate. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 20, 2020) Location:  Morne Calvert Events:  Reports of shooting with casualties in Morne Calvert on Rue Killick near the Embassy of Taiwan. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

(May 19, 2020) Location:  Bois Verna Events:  Reports of burning tires and protest activity at the Ministry of Communication in Bois Verna. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Carrefour Aeroport Overpass  Events:  Reports of a planned protest beginning at 10:00 am. The protest is scheduled to begin at the Overpass Intersection at Carrefour Aeroport. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 15, 2020) Location:  Nazon Events:  Reports of burning barricades in the area of Nazon. 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 ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (May 14, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. Please understand that flights to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 14, 2020)

Location:  Rue Rivière Events:  Reports of a large gathering in front of Réseau National de Défense des Droits Humains (RNDDH) office at Rue Rivière (West Department). 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 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (May 12, 2020) 

Location:  Haiti  Event:  Spirit Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) on Thursday, May 14. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.spirit.com/ .  Spirit Airlines has stated that “To protect the health and safety of our Guests and Team Members, Spirit requires ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (May 08, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Delmas 60 Events:  Reports of protests in Musseau (Delmas 60) near the Prime Minister’s residence. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Avenue Charles Sumner Events:  Reports of protest activity and burning tires at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor on Avenue Charles Sumner. 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 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (May 06, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who still ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Delmas 60 in Musseau Events:  Reports of a protest on Delmas 60 in Musseau. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre ... Read More»

The United States Government, through USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, has committed $8.8M to the UN World Food Program (WFP)

The United States Government, through USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, has committed $8.8M to the UN World Food Program (WFP), to support Haiti’s critical food security requirements. [Port-au-Prince] – The United States Government, through USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, has committed $8.8M to the UN World Food Program (WFP), to support Haiti’s critical ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (May 05, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who still ... Read More»

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (May 04, 2020)  Location:  Haiti  Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who ... Read More»

Statement from USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa on World Press Freedom Day

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release May 2, 2020 Statement on World Press Freedom Day from USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the world in celebrating World Press Freedom Day. Free and independent journalism is vital to open and democratic societies. ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy World Press Freedom Day Statement

As we celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2020, the role of a free and independent press is more important than ever.  This year’s theme, “Journalism without Fear or Favor,” sets the tone as the global community unites to fight against COVID-19, and as the press rallies to inform the public about social distancing, handwashing, and other prevention techniques.  ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (May 01, 2020)  Location:  Haiti  Event:  JetBlue Airways has been authorized to operate a flight from Port-au-Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday, May 4. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.jetblue.com/ . JetBlue has stated that, starting May 4, “all customers must wear a face ... Read More»

Health Alert- U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 30, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 30, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 29, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 29, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who still ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 27, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 27, 2020) Location:  Delmas 48-60 Events:  Reports of ongoing violent protest activity along Delmas 48-60, making their way towards Petionville. Protesters are exchanging gunfire with Haitian National Police. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

U.S. Provides COVID-19 Assistance to HAITI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Port-au-Prince] – Through the generosity of American taxpayers, the United States Government is providing a total of $16.1 million to help Haiti respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The funding will support the Haitian Government’s National COVID-19 Response Plan, led by the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) with support from the ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Near the Carrefour Aeroport overpass Events:  Reports of shots being fired in the air. Individuals dressed up as Haitian National Police and civilians are stopping vehicles, taking away keys, and burning barricades near the Carefour Aeroport overpass. Location:  Avenue Charles Sumner near the Ministry of Social Affairs Events: Reports of Haitian National Police launching teargas ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  The planned route is to begin at the overpass of the intersection at Carrefour Aeroport. Events:  Reports of a planned protest/demonstration by the Syndicat Police National d’Haiti/Ghost 509 (A union representing the Haitian National Police) today. The protest is scheduled to start at 10 am but may launch later. Actions to take: Avoid the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 26, 2020) 

Location:  Haiti  Event: Spirit Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) on Monday, April 27. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.spirit.com/   American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan to do so immediately.  The U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

The U.S. Government and the Government of Haiti signed an agreement providing $75,500,000

The U.S. Government and the Government of Haiti signed an agreement providing $75,500,000 as part of its ongoing assistance in support of a stable and economically viable Haiti   [Port-au-Prince] –.The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of Haiti, through the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 24, 2020)

Location:  Haiti Event:  Spirit Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) on Monday, April 27. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.spirit.com/ American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan to do so immediately.  The U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 23, 2020)

Location:  Haiti Event:  Spirit Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) on Monday, April 27. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.spirit.com/ American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan to do so immediately.  The U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 23, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 23, 2020) Location:  Delmas 95 Events:  Reports of rock throwing at Delmas 95. 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. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 22, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  Spirit Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) on Monday, April 27. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.spirit.com/ American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 22, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 22, 2020) Location: Haiti Event:  Spirit Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) on Monday, April 27. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.spirit.com/ American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan ... Read More»

Illicit Maritime Migration Efforts in the Caribbean

The Turks and Caicos Islands Government and in particular, the Ministry of Immigration, Citizenship, Labour and Employment and Employment Services and the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, join with the United States Coast Guard, to express serious concerns surrounding ongoing illicit maritime migration efforts and strongly warn against such dangerous travel. Maritime smuggling operations ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 20, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 20, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. If a commercial airline is authorized to operate a flight to the United States, the U.S. Embassy will alert ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 17, 2020)

Location:  Haiti Event: Jet Blue Airways has been authorized to operate a flight from Port-au-Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday, April 18. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.jetblue.com/ American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan to do so immediately.  The U.S. Embassy is not ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 16, 2020)

Location:  Haiti Event:  Jet Blue Airways has been authorized to operate a flight from Port-au-Prince to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday, April 18. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://www.jetblue.com/ American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan to do so immediately.  The U.S. Embassy is not ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince, (April 16, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 16, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who still ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 12, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who still ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 11, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who still ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (9 April, 2020)

Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no confirmed commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. The U.S. Embassy will continue to inform U.S. citizens of authorized commercial flight options ... Read More»

Health Alert- U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 7, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 7, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event: As of April 6, Haiti has 25 confirmed cases and one death related to COVID-19.  For more information, please visit  https://mspp.gouv.ht/newsite/ . American citizens who wish to return to the United States should plan to do so immediately. U.S. citizens who do not return to the United States ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 6, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  Eastern Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to the United States on Thursday, April 09. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://goeasternair.com/ . American citizens who wish to return to the United States should ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 6, 2020)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 6, 2020) Location: Delmas 60 Events: Reports of individuals throwing rocks at passing vehicles on Delmas 60, near tPhe Primature. 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 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 6, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  Eastern Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to the United States on Thursday, April 09. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://goeasternair.com/ . American citizens who wish to return to the United States should ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 4, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 4, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  Eastern Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to the United States on Thursday, April 09. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://goeasternair.com/ . American citizens who wish to return to the United States ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 3, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event: Eastern Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to the United States on Thursday, April 09. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://goeasternair.com/ . American citizens who wish to return to the United ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 3, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 3, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  Eastern Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port au Prince to the United States on Thursday, April 09. Complete information on schedules, pricing and how to book are available at  https://goeasternair.com/ . American citizens who wish to return to the United States should ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (April 1, 2020)

Location: Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who still wish to return to the United States can email PortauPrinceUSCitizen@state.gov. Your email ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 31, 2020) 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 31, 2020) Location: Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. There are currently no commercial flights from Haiti to the United States. U.S. citizens in Haiti who still wish to ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 30, 2020) 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 30, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  Effective March 19, U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince has suspended all non-emergency consular services.  You may reschedule for a later date when it becomes available in the online scheduling system:  https://evisaforms.state.gov/Instructions/ACSSchedulingSystem.asp . For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information  https://ht.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/ . You may also contact the American Citizen Services Unit ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 30, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. To aid these efforts, we have a created a new public facing mailbox in order to address your concerns.  ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 30, 2020) 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 30, 2020) Location: Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. To aid these efforts, we have a created a new public facing mailbox in order to address your concerns. For ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 29, 2020) 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 29, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Haiti continues to work closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. This is a reminder that Eastern Airlines has been ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Haiti continues to work closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. This is a reminder that Eastern Airlines has been authorized to operate a flight from Port ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 28, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 28, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Haiti continues to work closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. This is a reminder that Eastern Airlines has been ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 28, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Haiti continues to work closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. This is a reminder that Eastern Airlines has been ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens (March 27, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 27, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event: The U.S. Embassy in Haiti continues to work closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Eastern Air has been authorized to operate a flight from ... Read More»

The United States is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

FACT SHEET March 27, 2020 The U.S. government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at home and abroad.  As part of this comprehensive and generous U.S. response, the State Department and USAID are providing an initial investment of ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens (March 26, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 26, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Haiti continues to work closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. American citizens who wish to return to the United ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 26, 2020) 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 26, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Haiti continues to work closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. JetBlue has been authorized to operate a limited ... Read More»

Repatriation Mailbox and Associated MASCOT Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 25, 2020)  Location:  Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to work diligently to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti who wish to return to the United States during this time. To aid these efforts, we have a created a new public facing mailbox in order to address your concerns.  ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens (March 25, 2020)

Several hundred U.S. citizens were able to depart Haiti and return to the United States on commercial and direct charter flights with American and Eastern Airlines March 23 and 24. JetBlue and Eastern are authorized to operate flights from Port au Prince to the United States on 3/25 and 3/26. Complete information on schedules, pricing ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens (March 24, 2020)

We understand the challenges that the rapidly evolving international response to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing U.S. citizens who are seeking to return to the United States. The U.S. Embassy in Haiti is working closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens (March 24, 2020)

The U.S. Embassy in Haiti continues to work closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Eastern Airlines (a private company) has the permission of the Haitian government to operate repatriation flights for American citizens ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (March 23, 2020) Location: Haiti Event: To assist U.S. citizens experiencing unexpected flight cancellations in Haiti, Eastern Airlines (a private company) has the permission of the Haitian government to operate direct charter commercial flights departing Haiti.  Passengers must book and be ticketed directly with the airline at  https://goeasternair.com/ . The U.S. Embassy in Haiti reminds ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 22, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince(March 22, 2020) Location: Haiti Event: We understand the challenges that the rapidly evolving international response to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing U.S. citizens who are seeking to return to the United States. The U.S. Embassy in Haiti is working closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens (March 22, 2020)

We understand the challenges that the rapidly evolving international response to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing U.S. citizens who are seeking to return to the United States. The U.S. Embassy in Haiti is working closely with the State Department Repatriation Task Force to assist U.S. citizens who wish to depart Haiti, while observing the Haitian Government’s ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 19, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 19, 2020) Location: Haiti, Countrywide Event:   On March 19, President Jovenel Moïse announced two (2) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Haiti. The government of Haiti has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools, universities, vocational centers, and factories are closed until further notice; gatherings larger than 10 people have been banned. A curfew is in place from 8 p.m.-5 a.m. beginning at midnight on ... Read More»

Suspension of Commercial Flights in Haiti

The Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas.  The President of Haiti announced a number of measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Haiti, including that its borders, ports, and airports will be closed and commercial flights will be suspended starting at midnight March 20, 2020. ... Read More»

Global Level 4 Health Advisory—Do Not Travel (March 19, 2020)

Global Level 4 Health Advisory—Do Not Travel (March 19, 2020) Location:  Global Events:   Level 4:  Do Not Travel The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange ... Read More»

Statement from Administrator Mark Green on the designation of John Barsa as acting USAID Administrator

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov Congratulations to John Barsa on his designation by President Trump as Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Having had the privilege of serving as Administrator for the last two-and-a-half years, I am in a unique position to understand the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 15, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 15, 2020) Location:  Haiti, countrywide. Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide. As of March 15, 2020, the Haiti Ministry of Health announced no confirmed cases ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 13, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 13, 2020) Location:  Canape Vert. Events:   Reports of an ongoing demonstration and roadblocks. 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. ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 11, 2020)

Security Alert (CLARIFICATION):  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 11, 2020) Location:  Downtown Port-au-Prince, towards the Parliament and Office of the Prime Minister Events:  Reports of a possible protest march toward the Parliament and Office of the Prime Minister Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 11, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 11, 2020) Location: Bourdon, Canape Vert, Juvenat, and Petionville Events:  Reports of a possible protest march toward parliament and primature. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 10, 2020)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 10, 2020) Location:  Viaduct through Delmas Events:   Reports that members of the Haitian National Police who are calling for the creation of a union are marching from the Viaduct through Delmas and shooting in the air. Actions to take:  Avoid the area;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 9, 2020) Location:  Haiti Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide. As of  March 9, 2020, the Haiti Ministry of Health announced no confirmed cases ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 9, 2020)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 9, 2020) Location: Delmas 48 to Delmas 105 Events: Reports of violent protest activity from Delmas 48 to Delmas 105. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 9, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 9, 2020) Location:  Rte. de Delmas Events:  Reports of violent protest activity activity moving from Carrefour Aeroport up Route de Delmas.   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 ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 9, 2020)

CORRECTION:  Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 9, 2020) Location:  Downtown Port-au-Prince, Rue St. Honore, near the General Hospital. Events:   Reports of burning tires. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 6, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 6, 2020) Location:  Avenue Charles Sumner near the Ministry of Justice Events: Reports of burning tires and a demonstration on Avenue Charles Sumner, near the Ministry of Justice Actions to take: ·        Avoid the area; ·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; ·        Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

Travel Advisory:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 5, 2020)

Travel Advisory:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 5, 2020) Do not travel to Haiti due to crime, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as armed robbery and carjacking, is common. Kidnapping is widespread. Kidnappers may use sophisticated planning or take advantage of unplanned opportunities. Victims have included U.S. citizens.   Demonstrations, tire burning, and roadblocks ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 5, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 5, 2020) Location:  Rte. Nationale #1 and Carrefour Vincent Events:  A sound truck, accompanied by a group of demonstrators, is throwing rocks at passing motorists. The group is currently in the vicinity of Rte. Nationale #1 and Carrefour Vincent. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti ( March 4, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 4, 2020) Location:  Champs-de-Mars. Events:   Reports of burning barricades. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Haiti Statement on Haiti’s New Government

The United States looks forward to working with the new Haitian government, including Haiti’s next prime minister.  The United States urges the Haitian government to meet the needs of the Haitian people by urgently addressing public security, restarting economic growth, and organizing free, fair, and credible legislative elections as soon as technically feasible. Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 28, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 28, 2020) Location:  Ave. Charles Sumner near the Ministry of Social Affairs Events:  Reports of an ongoing demonstration on Ave. Charles Sumner near the Ministry of Social Affairs. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 25, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 25, 2020)   Location:  Avenue Mais Gate near Ministry of Health and Red Cross   Events:   Rock throwing at vehicles by unknown individuals   Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 24, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 24, 2020) Location:  Rue Panamericaine towards Petionville Events:   Reports of a group of protesters on motorcycles riding now on Panamericaine towards Petionville 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 24, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 24, 2020) Location:  Marriott Hotel, Champs-de-Mars, Lalue, In front of DGI at Carrefour Tifour, Between Carrefour Fleuriot and Aristide’s residence. Events:   Burning tires and protestors Actions to take: Avoid the areas; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 24, 2020)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 24, 2020) Location:  Gerard Bataille Events:   Reports of a roadblock. 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. Assistance:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 23, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 23, 2020) Location:  Petionville and throughout Port-au-Prince Events:  Due to reports of gunfire and burning tires, movements of U.S. Embassy personnel are restricted to home to work, between the two residential compounds, and to Belmart. Travel restrictions are effective immediately until 0500 hours tomorrow, February 24. Actions to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 23, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 23, 2020) Location:  Delma 48, 60, and 83. Events:  Reports of motorcyclists setting up roadblocks, pulling over vehicles and taking their keys. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 20, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 20, 2020) Location:  Petionville and Bourdon. Events:   Due to reports of possible protest activity today, U.S. Embassy personnel will not be permitted to travel to Petionville and Bourdon after 1500hrs today. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 20, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 20, 2020) Location:  Near the Haitian National Police Academy Events:   Reports of burning tires. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 19, 2020)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 19, 2020) Location: Delmas 60, Bourdon, Champs de Mars, Petitionville Events: Protest changed direction, now in Delmas 60, moving toward Bourdon and Champ de Mars. Situation is fluid. Actions to take:  Avoid the area;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;  Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and  If you ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 19, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 19, 2020) Location:  The area near Delmas and Nazon. Events:   Reports of a group protesting, firing guns into the air, and marching toward Petionville. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 19, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 19, 2020) Location:  Delmas/Nazon Events:  Reports of a roadblock and trucks blocking the street in the areas of Delmas and Nazon. 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, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 18, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 18, 2019) Location:  State University Law Campus, near Champ-de-Mars area Events:  Reports of an ongoing demonstration near the State University Law Campus, not far from the Champ-de-Mars area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 17, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 17, 2020) Location:  Champs des Mars Events:  Reports of protest activity and that Carnival stands in the Champs des Mars have been intentionally set on fire. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and ... Read More»

Remarks for Acting Deputy Assistant Director Michael Nordwall Repatriation of cultural artifacts to The Republic of Haiti

Good morning ladies and gentlemen.  It is my great pleasure and honor to be here today at the the Bureau of Ethnology with Prime Minister Jean-Michel Lapin, First Lady Moïse, Ambassador Sison and all of our distinguished and venerable guests to mark such an important event.  The Republic of Haiti and the United States have ... Read More»

Ceremony to repatriate 479 cultural and historical artifacts to the Republic of Haiti

On Friday, February 14, 2020, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison joined Haitian Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin, and Director General of the Haitian Bureau of Ethnology Erol Josue in a ceremony to repatriate 479 cultural and historical artifacts to the Republic of Haiti. The Haitian artifacts were discovered in the largest single recovery of ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michele Sison at a Ceremony to Transfer Equipment to Haitian National Police

Director General of the Haitian National Police;  Divisional Commissioner and Commandant of the National Police Academy; Honorable Commissioners and Inspectors General: Good evening. I am pleased to be here for this important ceremony to hand over essential equipment and vehicles to the Haitian National Police, in particular the crowd control, counter-narcotics, and border units (CIMO, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 10, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 10 2019) Location:  Bourdon Events:   Reports of approximately 50 individuals demonstrating peacefully, currently moving up Bourdon, heading towards the Primature at Musseau. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 10, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 10, 2020) Location:  Carradeux and Gerard Bataille near Service Métropolitain de Collecte des Residus Solides (SMCRS) Events: Burning Tires 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 ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Primary Elections Season

The 2020 Election Season has begun – Register to Vote and Request Your Absentee Ballots at FVAP.gov now for the states below. The following states have elections in the next 90 days: P- Presidential Primary S- State Primary March 2020 – 30 Day Notice: March 3: Alabama (P, S); Arkansas (P, S); California (P); Colorado ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 6, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 6, 2020) Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  A planned protest is scheduled to start at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020. The protest route is: Place Dessalines (Champs de Mars), Rue Capois, Avenue John Brown (Lalue), Avenue Martin Luther King, Carrefour Aeroport, Autoroute de Delmas, Delmas 32, Bourdon, ... Read More»

Haiti-DR Private Sector Meeting on Border Security and Control

Haiti-DR Private Sector Meeting on Border Security and Control February 5, 2020 Joint Statement On February 5, 2020, representatives of private sector organizations and government officials from Haiti and the Dominican Republic met at the CODEVI industrial park along the border to further discussions on developing a more secure and prosperous border for both nations.  ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Carnival Season 2020

Location:  Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, and throughout Haiti Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince informs U.S. citizens that carnival season has begun.  The official Carnival dates in Jacmel are February 15-16, and February 23-25, 2020, in Port-au-Prince.  However, many traditional festivities have already begun and will continue until the final day of Carnival. Official Carnival celebrations in ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 29, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 29, 2019) Location:  Road near Place St. Pierre. Events:   Reports of motorists being threatened while stuck in traffic near Place St. Pierre. The suspects are armed with rocks and demand that drivers hand over their valuables or risk having their windows smashed.   Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 27, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 27, 2020) Location:  Place St. Pierre  Events:  Reports of a crowd of approximately 100 people gathered near Place St. Pierre who are affecting traffic circulation. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If ... Read More»

Toward Closer U.S.-Caribbean Ties

SPEECH MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE KINGSTON, JAMAICA JANUARY 22, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. I was standing back there; I heard a “amen.” What better way to be welcomed to the stage? (Laughter.) Thank you, Madam Foreign Minister, for that kind introduction. I’m delighted to be here. My first trip here as Secretary of State; it’s my ninth trip ... Read More»

Inauguration of the MIDAS installation at the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration (DIE) in the official border point in Malpasse

On Wednesday 22nd January 2020 the installation of the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) was inaugurated at the office of the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration (DIE) in Malpasse. Various personalities participated in this event, including the Director of the Ministry of Interior and Territorial Collectivities, the Director of the DIE, the United ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador’s Remarks at the MIDAS Inauguration

Good morning.    It is a great pleasure for me to be here in Malpasse with my colleagues from the U.S. Embassy:  David Mosby, Tanya Spencer, Martha Dye, and Lex Carter as well as Director of Immigration Cianciulli, IOM Resident Representtive Loprete, and colleagues from the Department of Immigration and Emigration, the International Organization for ... Read More»

The OAS: Multilateralism That Works

SPEECH MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE WASHINGTON, DC ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES JANUARY 17, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you.  Good morning, everyone.  I want to thank the Permanent Council Chair from Guyana for honoring the United States request to speak today.  And I’d also like to recognize the OAS’s superb Secretary General, Luis Almagro, for your excellent leadership in support ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Register to Vote!

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!   Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov  to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, request ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 15, 2020)

Location:  Haiti, Port-au-Prince metropolitan area and countrywide. Events:  Violent crime is on the rise in Port-au-Prince.  The U.S. Embassy continues to receive reports of armed robberies, carjackings, and kidnappings involving employees and family members of Embassy staff, the staff of other embassies, and private American citizens. Embassy staff were made aware of two incidents during ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 13, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 13, 2020) Location:  Main entrance to Canne-a-Sucre Park Events:  Group of demonstrators in front of the main entrance to Canne-a-Sucre Park. 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, ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 13, 2020)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 13, 2020) Location:  Near Carrefour Rita Events:  Reports of a group of protesters traveling towards the U.S. Embassy from Carrefour Rita. 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, ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Sison at the U.S. Embassy ceremony to commemorate the 2010 Earthquake and Colleagues Lost

Remarks by Ambassador Sison at the U.S. Embassy ceremony to commemorate the 2010 Earthquake and Colleagues Lost January 10, 2020 Thank you, Father Rick, for that beautiful benediction. Colleagues, implementing partners, friends: Today, we begin the solemn remembrance of that fateful day, on January 12, 2010 when the earth shook, and the Haitian people suffered ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement: The 10th Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake

Today we join Haitians and their partners around the world in honoring the thousands of lives lost and forever altered by the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010. We remember, with awe and gratitude, the extraordinary efforts of Haitians during relief, recovery, and rebuilding.  We remember how in the most difficult of circumstances, Haitians put ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY USAID ADMINISTRATOR MARK GREEN TO COMMEMORATE THE 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE EARTHQUAKE IN HAÏTI

For Immediate Release Sunday, January 12, 2020 Today, as we mark ten years since the devastating earthquake that hit the country on January 12, 2010, the United States sends our condolences to the people of the Republic of Haïti and commends their enduring commitment to building a stronger nation. We remember the hundreds of thousands ... Read More»

USAID Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean John Barsa Travels to Haiti

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean John Barsa will travel to Haiti from January 11 to January 15, 2020. During his trip, Assistant Administrator Barsa will represent USAID at official ceremonies commemorating the ten-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010. ... Read More»

Security Council Press Statement on Haiti

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Dang Dinh Quy (Viet Nam): The members of the Security Council expressed concern regarding the ongoing political impasse in Haiti.  They reiterated the immediate necessity for Haiti’s stakeholders to engage in an inclusive and open dialogue to form a Government that responds to ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 8, 2020)

Location:  Haiti. Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions. There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in ... Read More»

Proclamation on National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2020

Human trafficking erodes personal dignity and destroys the moral fabric of society.  It is an affront to humanity that tragically reaches all parts of the world, including communities across our Nation.  Each day, in cities, suburbs, rural areas, and tribal lands, people of every age, gender, race, religion, and nationality are devastated by this grave ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti ( December 24, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 24, 2019) Location: Route des Freres Events: Burning tires on Route des Freres near Esquina Latina due to a possible death nearby. No further information. 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 ... Read More»

USAID Provides Additional Humanitarian Assistance In Response To Unrest In Haïti

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release December 17, 2019 PRESS RELEASE USAID Provides Additional Humanitarian Assistance In Response To Unrest In Haïti In response to growing needs in the Republic of Haïti amid a socio-political impasse, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $1 million to ... Read More»

Haiti-DR Private Sector Meeting on Border Security & Control

On December 16, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Cynthia Kierscht convened a meeting in Miami with Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison, Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, and representatives of private sector associations from Haiti and the Dominican Republic to discuss the elements necessary to produce a business enabling environment ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti ( December 16. 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 16, 2019) Location:  Champs de Mars, Ministry of Justice, Port-au-Prince Airport Overpass, and Canadian Embassy Events:  Reports of demonstration activities in the Champs de Mars area, a small group near the Ministry of Justice and near the airport overpass. There is also a planned protest at the Canadian Embassy. Actions ... Read More»

USAID ADMINISTRATOR MARK GREEN VISITS HAÏTI

For Immediate Release Sunday, December 15, 2019 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email:  press@usaid.gov The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited the Republic of Haïti from December 12-14, 2019. During his trip, Administrator Green met with President Jovenel Moïse and key economic, ... Read More»

USAID Administrator Mark Green Travels To Haïti and Barbados

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to the Republic of Haïti and Barbados from December 12-16, 2019, to underscore the United States’ continuing commitment to the people of the Caribbean. From December 12-14, Administrator Green will visit Haïti to meet with key elected officials and stakeholders to encourage a speedy ... Read More»

Ambassador Sison’s Remarks during AmCham Reception

Mr. AmCham President, Ladies and gentlemen of the AmCham board and distinguished AmCham members, Friends and dear guests: I’m delighted to note the presence of so many private sector leaders here this evening as we celebrate the holiday season and the bonds of friendship between Haiti and the United States. The U.S. Embassy and American ... Read More»

On the Occasion of International Human Rights Day

An editorial by Assistant Secretary Robert Destro Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor U.S. State Department In today’s splintered world, it would be easy to think that there is nothing upon which all nations can agree and all cultures can embrace as an integral part of their communities. But International Human Rights Day, celebrated ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince, Avenue John Brown to Christ Roi. Events:  Religious procession march taking place from Avenue John Brown to Christ Roi. 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. Assistance: U.S. ... Read More»

READOUT: Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale’s Meetings in Haiti

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale met Friday in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with President Jovenel Moïse, Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond, and other political leaders.  They discussed the political crisis and urgent need for an inclusive dialogue among all parties.  They  discussed the dire economic situation in the country and the role of U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 06, 2019)

Location:  Tabarre, in the vicinity Belmart. Events:  Reports of burning tires on Blvd 15 Octobre, in the vicinity of Belmart. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 06, 2019)

Location:  Port-au-Prince, in the vicinity of the airport.Events:  Reports of an approximately 250 person protest near the Toussaint Louverture International airport heading toward the U.S. Embassy. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 6, 2019)

Location:  Haiti, countrywide.Events:  The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince wishes you a safe and enjoyable holiday season! During the holiday season, crime often rises, particularly in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area.  This include requests for bribes, armed robberies, street robberies, house burglaries, kidnappings, and armed clashes between gangs.  Travelers are sometimes targeted, followed, attacked and robbed shortly ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 6, 2019)

Location:  U.S. Embassy Events:  There is ongoing protest activity outside of the Embassy. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, ... Read More»

Deputy Assistant Secretary Kierscht Welcomes U.S. Energy Technology Usage in Haiti

December 5, 2019 – Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. State Department, Cynthia Kierscht, visited Port-Au-Prince December 4 – 6.  During her visit she met with the owners of  Les Entreprises Plastech Haiti S.A. and Plastech Solutions S.A., which is the first business in Haiti to use liquified natural ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 5, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 5, 2019) Location:  Petionville, Carrefour Peyan (Delmas 18), Solino, Champ de Mars, Croix des Bouquets, Carrefour Marassa, and in front of the U.S. Embassy. Events:  There are planned protests on December 5th and 6th, whose protest routes include the U.S. Embassy.  Both protests have been advertised on social ... Read More»

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale’s Travel to The Bahamas and Haiti

December 4, 2019 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale’s Travel to The Bahamas and Haiti Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to The Bahamas on December 5 and to Haiti on December 6.  In Nassau, he will meet with Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, National Security Minister Marvin ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Sison on the occasion of the launch of the USAID project GERÉ

Good morning, Your Excellence, Minister of Interior, Your Excellence, Minister of Education, Your Excellence, Minister of Justice and Planning, Your Excellence, Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. President of FENAMH, Mrs. President of FENAMH’s Women, Mr. Uder Antoine, Chief of Party of GERÉ Mrs. Lisa McGregor from RTI, Dear Friends, On behalf of the U.S. ... Read More»

Haitian YLAI Fellowship Alumni to Participate in the YLAI-EEE

Three Haitian YLAI Fellowship Alumni to participate in the YLAI ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECOSYSTEMS EVERYWHERE INITIATIVE in Jamaica   Three Haitian YLAI Alumni, Ms. Marie Altagrace Michele Maignan, founder of Belle Créole, Makendy Smith co-founder, CEO, and Creative Director of MAK PA NOU CREATION, and Miguelito Jerome, CEO, and founder of 500Gourdes.com, will attend the YLAI Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Everywhere (EEE) Initiative in Montego ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Sison on World AIDS Day

Good morning Your Excellence, Dr. Marie Greta Clement Roy, Minister of Public Health and Population; Your Excellence, Minister of Youth and Sports; Your Excellence, Minister of Social Affairs; Your Excellence, Minister Delegate for Human Rights; Mister Director General of MSPP; Ms. Malia Jean, Mr. Sorel Bonjour, and Mr. Emmanuel Merilien: you said the truth today, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 30, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 30, 2019) Location:  Petionville. Events:   There is an ongoing peaceful demonstration. 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.   Assistance: U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 29, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 29, 2019) Location:  U.S. Embassy Events:  There is a protest and burning tires adjacent to the U.S. Embassy. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 29, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 29, 2019) Location:  U.S. Embassy Events:  There is a protest at the Embassy. 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.  Assistance: ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 28, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 28, 2019) Location:  U.S. Embassy Events:  The Haitian National Police (HNP) has deployed tear gas at the protest in front of the Embassy. Actions to take:   ·        Avoid the area;   ·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;   ·        Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 28, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 28, 2019) Location:  U.S. Embassy Events:  There is a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy. 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 ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on the passing of Charlot Jeudy

The U.S Embassy in Port-au-Prince laments the untimely passing of Mr. Charlot Jeudy, President of Kouraj.  We deeply regret the loss of such a tireless advocate for human rights and equality in Haiti and we believe that his memory will live on in the values and principles to which he dedicated his life. We offer ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 25, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 25, 2019) Location:  U.S. Embassy, Coca-Cola, and Union School in Port-au-Prince. Events:   During an interview on a privately owned radio station, an individual made a threat against the U.S. Embassy, Union School and La Couronne (Coca-Cola). Haitian National Police have provided increased security for Union School and La Couronne. Actions ... Read More»

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 25, 2019 In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States is proud to reaffirm its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls around the world to live free from violence. ... Read More»

Ambassador Sison’s Remarks 8th Annual NAAHP Conference Miami, FL November 22, 2019

Thank you, JP, for the kind introduction, and for serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals, NAAHP. At the U.S. Embassy in Haiti, we recognize the key role the U.S. based diaspora plays in addressing global challenges.  Given your important role, and your ... Read More»

Press Release: Statement by Ambassador Kelly Craft

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF PRESS AND PUBLIC DIPLOMACY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2019 During my meeting today with Jovenel Moise, Haiti’s democratically elected president, he made clear his commitment to addressing Haiti’s urgent needs, promoting economic prosperity, and building a better future for all Haitians. My engagement with other ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 20, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 20, 2019) Location:  Blvd 15 October in the vicinity of Belmart Events:  Reports of protesters walking along Blvd 15 October, near Belmart. 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 ... Read More»

Media Advisory: Ambassador Kelly Craft Travels to Haiti

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF PRESS AND PUBLIC DIPLOMACY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2019 Media Advisory: Ambassador Kelly Craft Travels to Haiti Ambassador Kelly Craft, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will travel to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on November 20, 2019 to underscore U.S. support for a more peaceful, secure, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 19, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 19, 2019) Location:  U.S. Embassy Events:  There is a small protest taking place in front of the Embassy.  Embassy staff is prohibited from leaving the premises. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 19, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 19, 2019) Location:  Champ des Mars Events:  Reports of a protest in the Champ des Mars area, near the French Embassy. 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, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on La Saline

On the one year anniversary of the November 13- 14, 2018  La Saline violence, the United States continues to urge the Government of Haiti to investigate La Saline and any and all allegations of human rights abuses, including any alleged use of excessive force by authorities, and to bring those responsible to justice.  We continue ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 14, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 14, 2019)  Location:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince Events:  There is a peaceful demonstration going on in front of the Embassy. No one may travel off the Embassy compound at this time. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 14, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 14, 2019)  Location:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince Events:  There is a peaceful demonstration going on in front of the Embassy. No one may travel off the Embassy compound at this time. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 14, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 14, 2019) Location:  Main Entrance of Canne a Sucre (on Blvd. 15 Octobre) Events:  Reports of a demonstration near the main entrance of Canne a Sucre (on Blvd 15 Octobre) Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 12, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 12, 2019) Location: near Aristide’s residence Events: Reports of manned barricades with individuals throwing rocks at vehicles passing on the road near Aristide’s residence. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 12, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 12, 2019)   Location: Blvd 15 Octobre, near Total gas station. Events: Reports of burning tires on Blvd 15 Octobre, near Total gas station. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 12, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 12, 2019) Location:  Boulevard 15 Octobre near Total Gas Station. Events:  Reports of individuals throwing rocks on Boulevard 15 Octobre near Total Gas Station.  Also reports of a chain blocking the road in the same area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 12, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 12, 2019) Location:  Boulevard 15 Octobre at multiple points. Events:  Roadblocks at Torcel, barricades in front of Aristide residence to Carrefour Fleuriot, and rock throwing at Carrefour Fleuriot. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

Closing Ceremony of USNS Comfort 2019 Visit

Ambassador Sison’s Remarks November 11, 2019, 11:00am Killick Coast Guard Station Commodore Diebold, Commander of Task Force 49 and the Commander of the U.S. Naval Ship Comfort, Captain Amersbach, Medical Treatment Facility Commanding Officer, Lt Commander Chris O’Meara of the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell, Mr. Pedro Mars, the Commandant of the Haitian Coast Guard ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 11, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 11, 2019) Location: Boulevard 15 Octubre near the Sol gas station past Sun Auto. Events: Individuals throwing rocks at vehicles. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 11, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 11, 2019) Location: 1) Lalue and Poste Marchand, and 2) Blvd Toussaint Louverture in front of Haytrac Events: 1) Reports of burning barricades at Lalue and Poste Marchand; and 2) Individuals with long rifles and rocks in front of Haytrac on Blvd Toussaint Louverture Actions to take:  Avoid the area;  Avoid demonstrations ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 11, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 11, 2019) Location: Boulevard 15 Octubre near Belmart. Events: Reports of burning tires. 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. Assistance:  U.S. Embassy ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 10, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 10, 2019) Location: Boulevard 15 Octubre in front of the U.S. Embassy. Events: A small peaceful protest. U.S. Embassy staff are instructed not to travel outside the residential compounds until the protest disperses. Actions to take:  Avoid the area;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;  Do not attempt to drive ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 10, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 10, 2019): Protest March update #1 Location: Route de Frere. Events: A group of protesters is marching down Route de Frère to a union workers’ office. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 10, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 10, 2019 Location:  Boulevard 15 Octubre near Carrefour Fleuriot and Aristide residence. Events:  Reports of burning tires. Actions to take: ·        Avoid the area;   ·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;   ·        Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and   ·        If you ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 10, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 10, 2019) Location: Route between Marriott Hotel and Hautumn National Police headquarters in Petionville. Events: Opposition groups have announced plans for a demonstration in Petionville on Sunday, November 10, 2019. The announced route is from the area near the Marriott Hitel to the Haitian NArizona’s Police headquarters in Petionville. Actions to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 6, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 6, 2019)   Location:  Near SONAPI, heading in the direction of Cite Soleil   Events:  Reports of a group of protestors in the vicinity of SONAPI (National Society of Industrial Parks), heading toward Cite Soleil. Actions to take: ·        Avoid the area; ·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 4, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 4, 2019) Location:  Boulevard 15 Octobre near Total Gas Station. Events:   Reports of burning tires. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 4, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 4, 2019) Location:  Torcel and Mais Gate Road. Events:   Reports of unpassable roadblocks. 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. Assistance: U.S. ... Read More»

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

In far too many places around the world, journalists are killed, tortured, jailed, and harassed for reporting that exposes the abuses of corrupt regimes, undermines the work of terrorist and criminal organizations, gives voice to overlooked communities, and counters disinformation. As of December 2018, more than 250 journalists remain jailed around the world, with Turkey, ... Read More»

Statement by U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green on Haiti

The United States remains deeply concerned about the current situation in the Republic of Haiti, where demonstrations, sporadic violence, and political gridlock are causing further instability. The Haitian people are bearing the brunt of these actions. Local small businesses have been destroyed, which jeopardizes livelihoods. Families lack access to food and medicine, which puts them ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 31, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 31, 2019)   Location:  Carrefour Fleuriot.   Events:   Reports of barricades and rock throwing.   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. ... Read More»

United States Navy Hospital Ship USNS COMFORT To Carry Out Medical Mission in Haiti, November 4 – 13, 2019

In collaboration with the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population and the Haitian National Police, the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince announces the visit to Haiti of the U.S. hospital ship USNS Comfort.  The Comfort will arrive in Port-au-Prince on November 4 and remain until November 13, 2019.  The visit is part of the U.S. ... Read More»

Successful U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership Working Group in Barbados Concludes with $9.5 Million in Disaster Resilience Funding

Working together to build resilience in the Caribbean, representatives from the United States, eighteen Caribbean countries, the Caribbean Disaster Management Agency, the eastern Caribbean’s Regional Security System, universities, and other non-governmental partners gathered for the first working group of the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership on October 23-24 in Barbados.  The Partnership employed a whole-of-society approach, involving ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 27, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 27, 2019)   Location:  Port-au-Prince and throughout Haiti.   Events:  Local media have announced protests in Port-au-Prince and throughout the country for October 28, 29, and 30th.  Personal travel for U.S. Embassy personnel is limited to home to work and between the two residential compounds. Consular services will be limited to emergency services for American ... Read More»

The United States Condemns Violence in Port au Prince and Other Cities

The United States condemns the ongoing violence in Port au Prince and other cities.  These shootings, killings, arson and destruction not only hurt Haitian citizens, but also add to Haiti’s economic and social instability and prolong the interruption of daily life for the Haitian people, particularly Haiti’s school children. We firmly support the right to peaceful protest and ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 25, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 25, 2019)   Location: Petionville and Pelerin 5 Events: Reports of a violent demonstration in Petionville and an armed group in Pelerin 5, converging on the President’s residence. Actions to take: ·        Avoid the area; ·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; ·        Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and ·        If you ... Read More»

The United States Urges Dialogue Between Haiti’s Political Actors

The United States continues to urge all of Haiti’s political, economic, and civil society stakeholders to enter without delay or precondition an inclusive dialogue to identify and pursue a path to form a functioning government that will serve the Haitian people and address the country’s pressing economic and social concerns.  Haiti’s leaders need to work ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 23, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 23, 2019) Location:  In front of the gates of the National Society of Industrial Parks (SONAPI). Events:   A violent group of approximately 200 people has set fire to the front gates of SONAPI and is also throwing rocks at passing motorists. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 23, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 23, 2019) Location:  Reports of protest activity near Carrefour Airport, Petion-ville (near Place Boyer), Rue Panamericaine, and Nazon Events: A group of demonstrators has set up burning barricades at the Overpass intersection of Carrefour Aeroport A group of approximately 30 demonstrators marching around Petionville, near Place Boyer A ... Read More»

United States Announces $1.5 Million to Advance Resilience and Energy Initiatives in the Caribbean

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 22, 2019 Under U.S.-Caribbean 2020, the United States is committed to advancing security, diplomacy, prosperity, energy, education, and health in the Caribbean. As part of this ongoing effort the United States is providing $1.5 million to increase disaster preparedness and resilience under the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership. This partnership ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 18, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 18, 2019) Location:  Tabarre in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy Events:  Possible protest in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy 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, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 10, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 10, 2019)   Location:  Port-au-Prince and throughout Haiti.   Events:   The opposition has announced in local media plans for protest demonstrations during the period October 11 through 17, including in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy on Monday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 15. During this period, movements of U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 9, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 09, 2019) Location:  Petionville, near St. Jean Bosco church Events:  Reports of burning tires near St. Jean Bosco church in Petionville 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, ... Read More»

DCM Diallo Speech on US Support Strengthening Justice in Haiti

Monsieur Gagnon, Chef de l’unité correctionnelle de la Ministre de la Justice, Madame Pierre-Louis, Présidente de FOKAL, Distinguished current and former members of the Haitian government, Distinguished academics, policymakers, and civil society leaders, Experts from the University of California at Hastings, Ladies and gentlemen,     Good morning and welcome!  It is a great honor ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 9, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 9, 2019) Location:  Petion-Ville, near Place St. Pierre and Avenue John Brown Events: Reports of a group of violent demonstrators throwing rocks and bottles at motorists in Petion-Ville, near Place St Pierre and of a large group of motorcyclists near Avenue John Brown possibly heading for PV. Actions to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 4, 2019)

Location:  Tabarre, in close proximity of the U.S. Embassy Events: Due to protest activity in close proximity to the embassy, all employees are instructed not to leave the mission compound until further notice. Employees currently at residential compounds should remain in place. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 3, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (October 3, 2019) Location:  U.N. Headquarters near the Toussaint Louverture Airport in Port au Prince, elsewhere in the capital, and in other locations throughout Haiti   Events: As has been publicly announced in local media, opposition protesters plan to gather at the U.N. headquarters in Port-au-Prince, near the airport on ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince Events: Due to an impending demonstration outside the Embassy, all personnel are required to stay inside the Embassy compound until further notice. No movement between residential compounds is authorized at this time. Actions to take: Review your personal security plans; Monitor local media for updates; Notify friends and family of your safety; ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Port-au-Prince and throughout Haiti. Events:   Due to ongoing protests, road blocks and other violent incidents, movements of U.S. Embassy personnel continue to be restricted to home to work, between the two residential U.S. Embassy compounds and the Chancery, as well as mission critical travel to the airport. Actions to take: Review your personal security plans; Monitor ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Haitian Foreign Minister Edmond

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT September 26, 2019 Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Haitian Foreign Minister Edmond The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with Haitian Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond, on the margins of the UN General Assembly ... Read More»

Under Secretary for Political Affairs Hale’s Meeting with Caribbean Foreign Ministers at UNGA 74

Department of State Office of the Spokesperson September 26, 2019 Readout Under Secretary for Political Affairs Hale’s Meeting with Caribbean Foreign Ministers at UNGA 74 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Under Secretary Hale conducted a High-Level Meeting with Caribbean foreign ministers in New York yesterday. The meeting reaffirmed U.S. commitment to enhancing ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

The Consular Section remains open for emergency American Citizen Services (ACS) only. If you have an appointment on September 26 or 27, for a  routine U.S. citizen service , please reschedule your appointment  online . If you have urgent travel, please contact  American Citizen Services  to request an emergency appointment. If you have a nonimmigrant visa appointment on September 26 or 27, please  reschedule your appointment ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 25, 2019) Location:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince The Consular Section remains open for emergency American Citizen Services (ACS) only. If you have an appointment on September 26 or 27, for a  routine U.S. citizen service , please reschedule your appointment  online . If you have urgent travel, please contact  American Citizen Services  to request an emergency ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 25, 2019) Location: Near OAVCT at the Vivy Mitchell shortcut. Events: Reports of burning tires and rock throwing near OAVCT at the Vivy Mitchell shortcut 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Caradeux Events: Reports of burning tires in the vicinity of Caradeux (a few meters after the shortcut to Vivy Mitchel), close to the National Gas Station. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Between Delmas 48 and Delmas 60 Events: Reports of burning tires between Delmas 48 and Delmas 60. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 24, 2019)

Location:  Blvd 15 Octobre at Torcell, near Parc du Souvenir Events:  Reports that Blvd 15 Octobre is blocked by large stones and burning tires at Torcell, near Parc du Souvenir. 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, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  BLVD Octobre 15 near Belmart Events: RSO received reports that BLVD Octobre 15 near Belmart is completely blocked and rocks are being thrown at vehicles that try to approach the barricades. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 23, 2019)

Location: Gerald Bataille  Events: Reports of burning tires at Gerald Bataille 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. Assistance: ·         U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre Emergencies: ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 17, 2019)

Location:  Vivy Mitchell Shortcut near OAVTC Events:  RSO has received reports of burning tires on the Vivy Mitchell Shortcut near OAVTC. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Intersection of Gerald Bataille (toward Carrefour Ritha)  Events:  Reports of burning tires at the intersection of Gerald Bataille, toward Carrefour Ritha.  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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 17, 2019) Location: Near Carrefour Fleuriot. Events: Reports of burning tires near Carrefour Fleuriot. 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. Assistance: ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 16, 2019)

Location:  Canape Vert road Events: A group of young men on foot and motorbikes have set up a barricade and are blocking traffic with a heavy metal chain on Canape Vert road near the entrance of Karibe hotel. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 16, 2019)

Location:  Versailles Shortcut Events:  Burning tires in the area of the Versailles shortcut coming from Torcel, leading to Belvil and Vivy Mitchell. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 16, 2019)

Location:  Several areas of Port-au-Prince including Nazon, Christ-Roi, Delmas 30, Delmas 32, Delmas 75, Carrefour Airport, Bourdon, and Lalue. Events: Reports of burning tires throughout several areas of Port-au-Prince including Nazon, Christ-Roi, Delmas 30, Delmas 32, Delmas 75, Carrefour Airport, Bourdon, and Lalue.  Demonstrations and barricades are expected throughout the rest of the day and through September 18. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 15, 2019) Location:  Petionville and throughout Haiti Events:  Ongoing and planned widespread civil disturbances, particularly in the Petionville area.  All U.S. embassy staff has been directed to restrict non-essential travel. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 15, 2019)

Location:  In front of the Oasis Hotel. Events:  Reports of burning tires and a roadblock. 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.    Assistance: ·        U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Between Gerald Bataille and Carrefour Rita Events:  Reports of burning tires and a roadblock between Gerald Bataille and Carrefour Rita near a gas station. Protesters are throwing rocks at vehicles. Please avoid the area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Route de Freres, in front of gas station at Delmas 95 and between DASH and Delmas 83 Events: Burning tires at the gas station near Delmas 95; and People throwing bottles and rocks at vehicles between DASH and Delmas 83 Actions to take:  Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location: Petionville near the intersection of Metellus and Louverture Events:  Reports of shooting in Petionville, near the intersection of Metellus and Louverture. HNP activity is ongoing. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Champs de Mars Events:  Reports of burning tires and roadblocks in Champs de Mars. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Location:  Boulevard 15 Octubre near Sun Auto. Events:  Burning tires. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 3, 2019) Location: Blvd 15 Octobre at Torcelle and throughout Port-au-Prince Events: There are specific reports of a roadblock at Blvd 15 Octobre in the area of Torcelle. Additionally, there is continuing protest activity throughout the city. The Haitian National Police is present and responding. U.S. Embassy personnel have ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 3, 2019)

Location:  Rte Freres and Delmas 95 Events:  Reports of burning tires in the vicinity of Rte Freres and Delmas 95. 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. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 2, 2019) Location: Carrefour Airport, Blvd 15 Octobre (near HNP Academy), Martissant, Gressier and Leogane   Events:  Rock throwing at Carrefour Airport, roadblock on Blvd. 15 Octobre (near HNP Academy), reports of shooting in Martissant, and a roadblock between Gressier and Leogane.  Actions to take: Continue to avoid non-essential travel  ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 2, 2019) Location:  Port-au-Prince Events:  Due to ongoing demonstrations and protest activity in various parts of Port-au-Prince, U.S. Embassy personnel have been instructed to avoid all non-essential travel until further notice.  Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 02, 2019)

Location:  See below Events: RSO has received information of violent protest activity in Petionville and Champs de Mars near gasoline stations.  Burning tires, barricades, and rock throwing have been reported around: Gathering on Blvd. Toussaint Louverture in DHL area. Blockade and burning tires on Turgeau Roadblock at Canapé-Vert. Roadblock at different spot on Avenue Martin Luther ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 02, 2019)

Location:  Intersection of Avenue John Brown and Avenue Martin Luther King Events:  RSO has received reports of burning tires at the intersection of Avenue John Brown and Avenue Martin Luther King.  Please avoid the area. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 02, 2019)

Location:  Pelerin 2 and 4 Events:  RSO has received reports of rock throwing at Pelerin 2 and 4.  Please avoid these areas at this time. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 02, 2019)

Location:  Turgeau, the overpass at the intersection of Delmas and Nazon (Carrefour Aeroport), and Juvenaut. Events:  RSO has received reports of burning tires and roadblocks of Turgeau, the overpass at the intersection of Delmas and Nazon (Carrefour Aeroport), and Juvenaut. Please avoid these areas at this time. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 02, 2019)

Location:  Delmas 105 in Petionville  Events:  RSO has received reports of burning tires at Delmas 105 in Petionville.  Please avoid the area.  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 ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 02, 2019)

Location:  Delmas 40B and Rte de Delmas Events: Reports of rocks being thrown at Delmas 40B and Rte de Delmas 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. ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September 02, 2019)

Location:  Rue Metelus in Petionville and Rte. National 2 (in the areas of Gressier, Leogane, and Petit Goave).   Events:  Reports of burning tires on Rue Metelus in Petionville. Rte National 2 is also blocked in the areas of Gressier, Leogane, and Petit Goave.   Actions to take: ·        Avoid the area; ·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 31, 2019) Location: Avenues John Brown and Martin Luther King Events:  Reports of burning tires at the intersection of Avenue John Brown and Avenue Martin Luther King.  Actions to take: Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 30, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (September XX, 2019) Location:  Rue 15 Octubre Events:  Heavy traffic due to lines at the gas station. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 30, 2019)

Location: Bois Verna Events: Reports of burning barricades and an ongoing demonstration in the area of Bois Verna. Actions to take: Avoid the areas; 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 29, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 29, 2019) Location: Near SMCRS on Carradeux Road. Please avoid the area. Events: Reports of burning tires near SMCRS on Carradeux Road. Please avoid the area. Actions to take: Avoid the areas; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Social Security and other Federal Benefits– Port-au-Prince, September 17-18, 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is pleased to announce that Representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit will visit Port-au-Prince to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security and other federal benefits. We remind you that beneficiaries residing in Haiti must complete their annual report to the Social Security Administration ... Read More»

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (August 26, 2019)

  Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-Au-Prince (August 26, 2019) Location:  Haiti.     Event:  Possible hurricane-force winds, heavy rains, and flooding country-wide. The  National Hurricane Center  (NHC) and  Haiti-Meteo  have issued a tropical storm warning for a weather system that is currently located approximately two hundred miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles. According to this warning, environmental conditions appear conducive for additional gradual ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 14, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 14, 2019) Location: Carrefour Caradeux near Parc Canne-a-Sucre Events:  Protesters have reached Carrefour Caradeux near Parc Canne-a-Sucre. HNP is preventing them from moving forward on Tabarre. Actions to take: Avoid the areas; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 14, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 14, 2019) Location: Maïs Gate Avenue near Toussaint Louverture Airport (PAP) Events:  Protesters were prevented from entering PAP airport by HNP. They are burning tires, and HNP is following. Protesters are currently on Maïs Gate avenue and headed to the embassy, please avoid Maïs Gate avenue. Actions to take: Avoid ... Read More»

Corrected Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 13, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (August 13, 2019) Location: In front of the U.S. Embassy, Events:  There are reports that groups have called for demonstrations culminating in front of the Embassy on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.  There is no announced start time for the demonstrations, however, recent similar demonstrations typically began at midday.  A protest ... Read More»

USAID Awards New Agreement to Tackle Human Trafficking in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, July 31, 2019- In an effort to increase public awareness and protect victims, USAID signed a four-year cooperative agreement with the LUMOS Foundation to support a major acceleration of the Haitian government’s and civil society’s efforts to deliver transformative progress on the endemic issue of human trafficking, with a special focus on child trafficking ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Sison at the Launch of the Haitian Government’s National Action Plan against Trafficking in Persons and of USAID’s Project BEST

Good morning and thank you for being with us today for the official launch of the Haitian government’s National Action Plan against trafficking in persons and of USAID’s Project BEST (Building Enduring Systems to end Trafficking in Persons) implemented by the Lumos Foundation. Haiti was upgraded to Tier 2 one month ago on the 2019 Trafficking ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 28, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 28, 2019) Location: Blvd 15 Octobre near the entrance to Canne-a-Sucre and near OAVCT. Events:  HNP is blocking protesters near the entrance to Canne-a-Sucre and near OAVCT. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; ... Read More»

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 28, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 28, 2019) Location: Main Entrance of the U.S. Embassy, Mais Gate, and Carrefour Airport Events:  A group of protesters have gathered across from the Embassy’s main entrance. There is another group of 500 protesters marching from Mais Gate, and a group of about 100 from Carrefour airport. Actions ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 26, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 26, 2019) Location: U.S. Embassy Events:  The demonstration in front of the Embassy is now clear. You may proceed with normal business. Actions to take: Normal precautions   Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Emergencies: +509-2229-8000 Non-emergency inquiries:  acspap@state.gov Website:  https://ht.usembassy.gov/   Contact the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs 1-888-407-4747 toll-free ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 26, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 26, 2019)   Location: In front of the U.S. Embassy,   Events:  There is a protest/sit-in currently taking place in front of the embassy, near the main entrance. Please avoid the area.   Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 26, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 26, 2019) Location: In front of the U.S. Embassy, Events:  Groups have called for demonstrations and possibly a sit-in in front of the U.S. Embassy on Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28, 2019.  The demonstrations have been publicized on social media.  There is no set start time for the demonstrations; ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 25, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 25, 2019) Location: UN Logbase, Clercine 8 Events:  There are ongoing demonstrations near the UN Logbase. Please avoid the area at this time. Actions to take: Avoid the areas; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 25, 2019)

Location: UN Logbase, Clercine 8 Events: There are ongoing demonstrations near the UN Logbase. Please avoid the area at this time. Actions to take: Avoid the areas; 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 15, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 15, 2019) Location: Carradeux Events:  Reports of roadblocks and burning tires in Carradeux being placed by SMGRS workers. Please avoid the area at this time. Actions to take:  Avoid the areas;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 15, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 15, 2019) Location: Carradeux Events:  Reports of roadblocks and burning tires in Carradeux being placed by SMGRS workers. Please avoid the area at this time. Actions to take:  Avoid the areas;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter ... Read More»

U.S. Government Donates Humanitarian Assistance Equipment to the Directorate for Civil Protection and the Haitian National Police

Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, July 10 – The United States continues to work with and support the Directorate for Civil Protection and the Haitian National Police so that they can provide a higher level of service to the Haitian people should natural disaster strike.  Ambassador Michele Sison joined key Haitian government officials including the Minister of the ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 6, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 6, 2019) Location: Sacre Couer church in TURGEAU. Petionville is currently calm/clear. Events:  Reports of protest activities, including roadblocks and burning tires.  Actions to take: Avoid the areas; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you encounter a roadblock, turn around ... Read More»

Ambassador Sison Remarks on the 243rd Independence Day Celebration

Welcome to our Independence Day Celebration, and Happy 243rd Birthday, America! Dear Guests, Dear Friends – We are very glad you could join us this evening. And isn’t the music great? The amazing Déja Grüv band comes to us from our Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C. – that was an amazing rendition of the Start Spangled ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 3, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 3, 2019) Location: Ave. Christophe near FOKAL Events:  Reports of demonstrators setting up barricades on Ave. Christophe near FOKAL. Please avoid the area at this time. Actions to take: Avoid the areas; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 3, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (July 3, 2019) Location: Bois Patate near the Marriott Events: Reports of burning tires in the area of Bois Patate, near the Marriott. Please avoid the area at this time. Actions to take:  Avoid the areas;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;  Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; ... Read More»

Message for U.S.: Citizens U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 28, 2019)

U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Renew Your Passport Now For Summer 2019 Travel Check your U.S. passport expiration date now to make sure you’re all set for summer travel!   See information about required forms, documents and fees at https://ht.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/ .   To make an appointment, please visit  https://evisaforms.state.gov/Instructions/ACSSchedulingSystem.asp .   Assistance:   U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 28, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 28, 2019) Location: Petionville Events:  Fête Saint Pierre will be celebrated in Petionville this weekend (usually starting around 1630 on Saturday and ending at 0200hrs on Sunday morning), drawing thousands of people to Place Saint Pierre.  Though the event is generally peaceful, it is often plagued with increased crime ... Read More»

Visit to Haiti by U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Julie Chung

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti) June 26, 2019 – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. State Department, Julie Chung, visited Port-Au-Prince June 24-25.  During her visit, PDAS Chung underscored that the United States remains committed to democracy, and stressed that finding solutions to Haiti’s current political and socio-economic impasse must ... Read More»

U.S. Proudly Sponsors Haiti Tech Summit 2019

Ambassador Sison Haiti Tech Summit 2019 June 22, 2019 Hello entrepreneurs, influencers, disruptors, accelerators, innovators, friends. It’s an honor to be back with you at the Haiti Tech Summit this year seeing old friends and making new ones. I want to extend our thanks to Decameron and Christian Fombrun for taking such  good care of ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 24, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 24, 2019) Location: Various areas within Port au Prince Events:   Reports of violent protests activity in the Champ des Mars area near the palace. Protesters are throwing rocks at schools and clashing with police. Other protesters are throwing rock at vehicles from the overpass of Rt de Delmas and ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 23, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 23, 2019) Location: Belvile Events:   Reports of demonstration activity in Belvile moving along Blvd 15 October. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 23, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 23, 2019) Location: Metro Port au Prince area Events:  There is still ongoing protest activity within the Metro Port au Prince area. The demonstrators are currently in the Delmas 32 area burning barricades and smashing windows. Also, burning tires in the area of Sans Fil , and ongoing demonstration at Carrefour de l’Aéroport. ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 23, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 23, 2019) Location: Various areas within Port au Prince Events:  There are calls for demonstrations by some opposition parties this Sunday, 23 June 2019 in Port-au-Prince along the following routes; from Place Dessalines to Champ de Mars, Carrefour Aeroport, Main Delmas, Petionville, Bourdon, Lalue, Avenue Christophe and the National Palace. Actions to ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 16, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 16, 2019) Location:  Petionville Events:  Reports of groups of demonstrators and motorcyclists smashing the windows of vehicles around Petionville. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 16, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 16, 2019)   Location:  Delmas 32   Events:  Protest activity. HNP on site preventing the group from moving towards Petionville.   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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 14, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 14, 2019) Location: Nazon Events: Reports of rocks being thrown by protesters 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy in Haiti Announces Sponsored Selection of 30 Entrepreneurs for Haiti Tech Summit 2019

[Port Au Prince, Haiti- June 13, 2019] The U.S. Embassy is a proud sponsor of the Haiti Tech Summit and is pleased to announce that Jon Piechowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy in the Department of State’s  Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, will speak at this year’s Haiti Tech Summit.  As sponsors, the U.S. Embassy is ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 14, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 14, 2019) Locations: Sainte Therese Church in Petionville Champ de Mars area Airport road   Events:  The funeral for the HNP Inspector killed on May 26 is scheduled to be held on June 14 at Sainte Therese church in Petionville at 0630hrs. The possibility for protests after ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 13, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 13, 2019)   Location:  Port-au-Prince Thomassin 32 Route de Freres near Sogebank Lower Delmas   Regions Les Cayes at La Savane Gonaives in fron of L’Universite de Droits   Events:  Roadblocks   Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 13, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 13, 2019) Location: Delmas 33 Events: Reports of a large crowd and rocks being thrown at vehicles 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 13, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 13, 2019) Location:  Port-au-Prince Thomassin 32 Route de Freres near Sogebank Lower Delmas Regions Les Cayes at La Savane Gonaives in fron of L’Universite de Droits Events:  Roadblocks Actions to take: ·        Avoid the area; ·        Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; ·        Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; ... Read More»

Towards Closer Economic Collaboration with Dominican Partners

On June 6, on the margins of the US – Caribbean Conference Deputy Assistant Secretary for Canada, Haiti and the Caribbean Cynthia Kierscht convened a meeting with Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison, Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, and leaders of the Haitian and Dominican Republic Private Sectors. The participants discussed cross border issues, ... Read More»

OPIC Acting President & CEO Bohigian Leads Delegation to Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – David Bohigian, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, today visited Haiti, where he met with President Jovenel Moise and other senior government officials including Prime Minister Designate Jean Michel Lapin, Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond, Minister of Finance Ronald Decembre, ... Read More»

Haiti Travel advisory: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 11, 2019)

Haiti Travel Advisory June 11, 2019 Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to Haiti due to crime, civilunrest, and kidnapping. Protests, tire burning, and road blockages are frequent and unpredictable. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common, and incidents of kidnapping have occurred. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents, and ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 11, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 11, 2019) Location: Petionville courthouse near main market place and St Jean Bosco Catholic Church Events:  Reports of protestors throwing rocks. Haitian Nation Police is responding. Actions to take:  Avoid the area;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people;  Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and  If ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 10, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 10, 2019)   Location:  Boulevard 15 Octubre near Belmart   Events:  Burning tires.   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.   ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 10, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 10, 2019) Additional security issues: Location:  Delmas 31 Events:  Violent crowds Location:  Blvd. 15 Octobre between Sun Auto and Belmart Events:  Burning tires Outside of Port au Prince: Location:  Rue Des Dattes in Gonaives (Artibonite Department) Events:  Roadblock Location:  Downtown Jacmel (South-east Department) Events:  Demonstration Location:  Islet bridge on National Road #2 (South Department) Events:  Roadblock Location:  Faugasse on ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 10, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 10, 2019) Location:  Intersection of Main Delmas and Delmas 31 Events:  Rocks thrown and crowd gathering Location:  Blvd. Octobre 15 in the area of Aristide’s residence.   Events:  Burning tires     Location:  Champs-de-Mars Events:  Crowd gathering (approximately 200)   Location:  Delmas 60 and 62 Events:  Shooting   Location:  Main Delmas in Casami area Events:  Rock throwing   ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 10, 2019)

Security Update #2:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 10, 2019) Location:  Carrefour Airport Events:  Crowd gathering and rock throwing Location:  Main Delmas Casami area Events:  Rock throwing Location:  Delmas 60 and 62 Events:  Shooting These security issues are still ongoing: Location:  Delmas 95 Events:  Rock throwing Location:  Delmas 2 Events:  Burning tires Location:  Croix-des-Missions Events:  ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 10, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 10, 2019) Location:  Delmas 95 Events:  Rock throwing   Location:  Delmas 2 Events:  Burning tires   Location:  Croix-des-Missions Events:  Roadblock and rock throwing.   Location:  Route 1 at Carrefour Drouillard Events:  Roadblock   Location:  Delmas 18, Carrefour Pean Events:  Rock throwing and burning tires   Location:  Carradeux leading ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 10, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 10, 2019) Location: Carradeux Crossroad between Canne a Sucre Park and Total gas station. Events: Reports that there is a burning barricade 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, ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 09, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 9, 2019) Events/Location:  The planned demonstration scheduled for today is ongoing but it appears to be winding down and in reduced numbers. There is still some protest activity in Petionville and the Champ des Mars area. Actions to take:  Avoid the area;  Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 07, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 7, 2019) Location:  Champ-de-Mars area. Events:  Reports of Haiti State University ethnology students are demonstrating.   Location:  Route de Kenscoff at Pelerin 9. Events:  Reports that a group of individuals is burning tires and putting rocks in the road.   Location:  Avenue Martin Luther King (Nazon) near the old ComCel ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 07, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 07, 2019) Location: Various areas within Port au Prince Events: There is a protest planned for Sunday June 9, 2019.  Start time is unknown. The route will start at Carrefour Aeroport (overpass)-Main Delmas towards Pétion-Ville (Panamericaine)-go down on Bourdon-Lalue (Ave John Brown) to finish at Place Constitution (Champs de ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 07, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 07, 2019) Location:  Near the Ministry of Planning on Bourdon Road. Events:  Reports of burning tires and road blocks 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 ... Read More»

Ambassador Sison’s Remarks during the “Haiti Now” Event

Good morning, and thank you, Herby, for the kind introduction and for leading off this important conference. It’s great to see all of you here from the Miami Foundation, The Boston Foundation, FOKAL, Inter-American Foundation, Flora Family Foundation, K. Kellogg Foundation, and so many more.   It truly is a pleasure to be here this ... Read More»

Hurricane Season Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 4, 2019)

Hurricane Season Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 4, 2019) Location: Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Event: Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, and theGulf of Mexico began June 1 and ends on November 30, 2019, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 03, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 03, 2019) Location: Downtown Port au Prince. Avenue Christophe near the INAGHEI University Campus. Events: Reports of an ongoing demonstration in downtown Port-au-Prince. There are burning barricades on Ave. Christophe near the INAGHEI University Campus. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 ... Read More»

SOUTHCOM Hosts Meeting With U.S. Ambassadors, Policymakers To Discuss Western Hemisphere Security

U.S. Southern Command May 30, 2019   MIAMI – U.S. Southern Command hosted U.S. chiefs of mission and senior policymakers May 28-30 for an annual meeting to discuss the command’s support to U.S. foreign policy and diplomatic efforts in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. “It was an excellent opportunity to hear the perspectives, priorities ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (June 1, 2019) Location: Calls for protests to start at 9:30 a.m. at Natcom and proceed to Bourdon, Delmas 40B, autoroute Delmas, Carrefour airport, Nazon Lalu, Avenue Christophe. Events: Calls for protests circulation on social media. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 31, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 31, 2019) Location:  Delmas 83 at the intersection of  Route de Delmas. Events:  Reports of burning barricades. 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 ... Read More»

Proclamation on National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2019

During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we acknowledge the significant ways Caribbean Americans have shaped our culture and heritage.  Americans with roots in the Caribbean have greatly enriched our society, contributing to the arts, business, journalism, technology, government, religion, the military, sports, and many other fields. Through his dedication to his faith, Joseph Sandiford Atwell exemplified ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 30, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 30, 2019) Location:  Port-au-Prince in the areas of Boulevard Jean Jacque Dessaline and Boulevard Harry Truman in front of the Parliament. Events:  Protest activity, burning tires, and rock throwing. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 29, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 29, 2019) Location:  Rue Lambert in Petion-Ville. Events:   Demonstration. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 28, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 28, 2019) Location:  In the area of Gressier, between Carrefour and Leogane. Events:   Students demonstrators have set up barricades on Route National 2 disrupting traffic in both directions. Location:  Jacmel. Events:   Public transportation union members have blocked the bridge leading in and out of the city. Actions to take: ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 28, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 28, 2019) Location: Avenue Martin Luther King in the area of Nazon. Events:   Protest 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 28, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 28, 2019) Location: Lalue Events: An ongoing demonstration on Lalue, heading towards the downtown Port-au-Prince area Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on  Facebook and  Twitter Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 27, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 27, 2019) Location:  Canape Vert and Juvenat Events:   Burning barricades 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 27, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 27, 2019 Location: Canape Vert moving towards Petion-ville Events:   Demonstration 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. Assistance:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 27, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 27, 2019) Location:  Delmas 2. Events:   Rock throwing. Actions to take: Continue to avoid the areas of Delmas 2, Juvenat/Petionville, Champs de Mars, and Tabarre Bridge into Croix de Bouquets; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through roadblocks; and If you ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 27, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 27, 2019) Location:  Champs de Mars on Impasse Ambroise Events:   Demonstration with rocks being thrown. Location:  Tabarre Bridge going unto Croix de Bouquets Events:   Tires burning and rocks being thrown. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 27, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 27, 2019) Location:        Canape Vert heading toward Petionville Events:   Demonstration 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.   Assistance: ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 27, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 27, 2019 Location: Canape Vert moving towards Petionville   Events:   Demonstration   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.   Assistance: ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 27, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 27, 2019) Location: Area of Juvenat in Petionville Events:   Roadblocks   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.   Assistance:  U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 26, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 26, 2019) Location: Petionville/Juvenat near the St. Therese Church. Events:   A demonstration and burning barricades. 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. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 26, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 26, 2019)   Location: Champs de Mars   Events:   Peaceful Demonstration   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.   Assistance: U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 24, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 24, 2019) Location:  Route de Delmas in front of the Ministry of Education Annex, blocking the intersection of Delmas 33 and Delmas 32. Events:   Ongoing peaceful demonstration blocking traffic. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 22, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 22, 2019) Location: Blvd. La Saline. Events:   Reports of heavy gunfire. 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. Assistance: U.S. ... Read More»

USAID launches “Haiti INVEST” to open access to credit and capital for Haitian enterprises

New Investment Facilitation Platform to Mobilize Diaspora and Domestic Finance   Port-au-Prince, May 23, 2019- The U.S. Government, through USAID, launched an initiative to attract private capital and credit for small and medium sized enterprises (SME) across Haiti. The Haiti INVEST project will create a facilitation platform to mobilize financing for investment in high potential ... Read More»

OPIC Acting President & CEO Bohigian Leads Delegation to Haiti

May 21, 2019 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – David Bohigian, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, today visited Haiti, where he met with President Jovenel Moise and other senior government officials including Prime Minister Designate Jean Michel Lapin, Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond, Minister of ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 22, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 22, 2019) Location: National Route 1 at Poteaux in Gonaives. Events:   Reports of roadblocks and protest activity. 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 ... Read More»

Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 16, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC The text of the following joint statement was issued by the governments of the Caribbean states and the United States on the Tenth Anniversary of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, following the Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue in Washington, DC on May 16, 2019.  ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 19, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 19, 2019) Location:  Route National 1, at Canaan. Event:   Roadblock. Location:  Route 9 near the Olympic training area. Event:   Shootings and burning tires.     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, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 18, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 18, 2019) Location: Avenue MLK and Avenue John Brown in Port-au-Prince Events:   The Embassy received reports of about 500 violent protestors heading south on Avenue MLK. They are expected to head west on Avenue John Brown. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 17, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 17, 2019) Location: Champ-de-Mars Rue Capois, Ave. John Brown (Lalue) Rue Lamarre Sans-Fil Carrefour Pean Saint Jean Bosco Church located on Blvd. Jean-Jacques Dessalines (Grand Rue) Blvd. La Saline Delmas 18 Rte. de Delmas Overpass Intersection of Carrefour Aeroport (Rte. de Delmas & Nazon & Rte. Aéroport) Blvd. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 17, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 17, 2019) Location: Gonaives – Villard on National Road #1 between Gonaives and St Marc (Artibonite Department) Events:   Reports of a roadblock with the potential to get violent Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive through ... Read More»

OPIC ACTING PRESIDENT AND CEO TO LEAD DELEGATION TO THE CARIBBEAN

Washington, D.C. – Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer David Bohigian will travel to the Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and St. Lucia from May 19 – 22. Mr. Bohigian is leading a high-level OPIC delegation to the Caribbean to explore investment opportunities in energy ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 15, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 15, 2019) Location: Boulevard 15 Octobre near Ed One, past Belmart. Events:   Individuals shooting and throwing stones. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 15, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 15, 2019) Location: Gonaives. Events:   Ongoing demonstration. 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. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 14, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 14, 2019) Location: Near the overpass intersection of Route de Delmas and Boulevard Martin Luther King.  The demonstrators are expected to march on Nazon, Lalue, and Champ-de-Mars. Events:   Ongoing demonstration. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts 2nd Annual Tech Camp for Cité Soleil, Bel Air, and Martissant

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti) May 10, 2019 –  The United States Embassy in Haiti is hosting its second annual workshop known as “Tech Camp Soley” as part of the Embassy’s on-going efforts to promote entrepreneurship and expand the professional networks of Haiti’s young entrepreneurs. Featuring 30 participants from Cité Soleil, Bel Air, and Martissant, this edition of ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 10, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 10, 2019) Location: In front of Parliament. Events:   Reports of an ongoing violent demonstration. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 9, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 9, 2019) Location: National Route 1 in the vicinity of St. Marc at the entrance to Freycineau Events:   The road is blocked due to residents demanding  that the road be paved. Actions to take: Avoid the area; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Sison at the ANAMAH Forum

Good morning. His Excellency, Minister of Justice and Public Security, Mr. Jean Roudy Aly; Mr. Jean Wilner Morin, President of l’ANAMAH; Mr. Merlin Toussaint, Secretary General of l’ANAMAH; and Mr. Jean-Pierre Louis Pressoir, Vice President of Superior Council of Judicial Power (CSPJ);  I am so pleased that this workshop and exchange of best practices is ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 6, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 6, 2019) Location: Route 1 near Saint Marc Events:   Road block at which onlookers are throwing bottles and stones at vehicles. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 3, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 3, 2019) Location: U.S. Embassy, Port au Prince. Events: The security situation near the Embassy has been resolved, and shelter in place is no longer in effect for the Embassy compound. Actions to Take: Normal precautions. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information ·        Enroll in the  ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 3, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (May 3, 2019) Location: U.S. Embassy, Port au Prince. Events: Due to a security situation near the Embassy, shelter in place is in effect for the Embassy compound. Actions to Take: If you are traveling to the Embassy, find a safe area to shelter in place. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 29, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 29, 2019) Location: U.S. Embassy, Port au Prince Events: Gunfire coming from the rear entrance to the Embassy.  Shelter in place is in effect for the Embassy compound. Actions to Take: If you are traveling to the Embassy, find a safe area to shelter in place. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 26, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 26, 2019) Location:  Avenue Christophe in front of La Cour Superieur des Comptes Events: Burning tires and an ongoing demonstration Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  Read More»

Proclamation on World Intellectual Property Day, 2019

On World Intellectual Property Day, we celebrate the essential role of innovation in the strength and expansion of our economy.  Our free market continues to unleash the imagination of our Nation’s talented creators, inventors, and entrepreneurs, enabling them to develop products that improve and elevate lives across our country and around the world.  To maintain ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Sison for the International Day of Girls in ICT

Good morning! It is a pleasure to welcome you all to the U.S. Embassy today to share your thoughts and opinions on Girls in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) with such a renowned institution as Spellman College. Some of you might be interested to know that Spelman College is America’s oldest private  historically black  liberal arts college ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 24, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 24, 2019) Location: Rute de Freres/Delmas105 Events:   Reports of burning tires. 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. Assistance: U.S. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 24, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 24, 2019) Location: Numerous locations on the road from Port au Prince to Jacmel, on the East side of Jacmel heading towards Kay Jacmel.  There are currently no issues reported on the road between Jacmel and Leogane. Daspinosse on Route National 3, near the vicinity of Croix ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 24, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 24, 2019) Location: Numerous locations on the road from Port au Prince to Jacmel Daspinosse on Route National 3, near the vicinity of Croix de Bouquets Events:  Reports of Barricades on numerous locations on the road from Port au Prince to Jacmel Large dumps of sand on ... Read More»

Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

The scholarship for full-time secondary school teachers is available now! Apply for the 2019 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement program (FTEA), a unique opportunity that will help you increase your teaching skills and increase your knowledge about the United States. FTEA is a six-week non-degree, non-credit customized academic program including seminars on new teaching methodologies, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 16, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 16, 2019) Location: Area of John Brown and Christ Roi Events: Reports of burning tires Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 15, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 15, 2019) Location: Near Bernard Mevs Hospital and Haytrac Events: Reports of burning tires Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 Haiti Country Information Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  Read More»

Ministerial for the “U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership”

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 13, 2019 On April 12, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan led an interagency team of United States senior officials and experts to U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters in Miami, Florida, where he hosted ministers and disaster management officials from 18 Caribbean countries, the Caribbean ... Read More»

Joint Statement: Ministerial of the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 13, 2019 The text of the following joint statement was issued by the governments of the United States, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 12, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 12, 2019) Location:    Blvd 15 Octobre near Parc du Souvenir Events:   Reports of gunshots 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. Assistance: ... Read More»

Remarks at the Ministerial on U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership

John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Conference Center of the Americas, U.S. Southern Command Miami, FL April 12, 2019 DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN:  Thank you, Julie.  Good morning, Your Excellencies, leaders from the region, partners, friends, representatives of CDEMA, RSS officials, and of course my colleague across the U.S. Government who are here, in particular ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: Reissued with updates to the Risk Indicators (April 11, 2019)

Haiti – Level 4: Do Not Travel; C, U, K Do not travel to Haiti due to crime, civil unrest, and kidnapping. There is an ongoing risk of widespread, violent, and unpredictable demonstrations in Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in Haiti.  Due to these demonstrations, on February 14, 2019, the Department of State ordered the departure of all non-emergency ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 10, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 10, 2019) Location: Route National 9 in Port-au-Prince. Events:   Reports of protests. 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. Assistance: ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sullivan to Host U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership Ministerial

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Media Note April 10, 2019 Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to U.S. Southern Command headquarters in Miami, Florida from April 11–12 to host a ministerial with Caribbean leaders launching the U.S.-Caribbean Resilience Partnership, a new collaborative effort to build regional ... Read More»