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»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 09, 2019) Location: Bourdon area at Ave. John Brown and Rue 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  (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on  Facebook and  ... Read More»

Visit to Haiti by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Cynthia Kierscht

(Port-Au-Prince, Haiti) April 5, 2019 – Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. State Department, Cynthia Kierscht, visited Port-Au-Prince, Cap-Haïtien, and Ouanaminthe, Haiti April 1-5.  During her visit, Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) Kierscht highlighted the many ways in which the United States and Haiti work together to advance shared goals for a ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 04, 2019) Location: Along Rte 1, North of St Marc getting close to Marchand Dessalines Events: Road blocks 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  ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 04, 2019) Location: The Juvenat area of Petion-Ville in front of a Ministry of Education Annexe (located between the entrance to Juvenat and the St Therese Church in Petion-Ville) Events: An ongoing demonstration and stones being thrown at vehicles in the area Actions to Take: Avoid the area Assistance: ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (April 04, 2019) Location: Near the Vivy Mitchel HNP Commissariat Events: Heavy traffic because of dead body in the roadway Actions to Take: Please use caution and consider using an alternative route 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 ... Read More»

Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH)

Ambassador Jonathan Cohen Acting Permanent Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City April 3, 2019 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and I’m glad to be the first subjected to the hourglass test. We would like to thank Foreign Minister Edmond for joining the Council today. The United States welcomes this opportunity ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 30, 2018)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 30, 2019) Location:  At the shortcut of Kingdom Hotel (West Department). Event: Reports of a 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 area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 29, 2018)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 29, 2019) Location:  Delmas 40 B near the French Lycee. Events: Landslide.    Locations: Avenue Maïs Gaté in the area of Carradeux. Avenue Marcadieu, Delmas 40 B by the Catholic school towards Bourdon. Event:  Roadblock. Location:  Oswald Durand and Rue St. Honoré intersection. Event:  Burning tires. Location:  Delmas 32 in the area of Delimary. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 29, 2018)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 29, 2019) Location:  Petionville, passing by neighborhood Roche. Events: Demonstration with about 250 people. Location:  Avenue Maïs Gaté in the area of Carradeux. Event:  Roadblock   Location:  Rue Marcadieu at Delmas 40 B by the Catholic School towards Bourdon. Event:  Broken road.   Location:  Oswald Durand and Rue ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 29, 2018)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 29, 2019) Location: Gerad Bataille at Caradeux Events:   Road blocked with rocks and a trash container. 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 28, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 28, 2018) Location: Carradeux Road Events: Carradeux Road is closed near Gerald Bataille due to 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  (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on  Facebook and  ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 28, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 28, 2018) Location: Saint Marc (Artibonite Department) Events: 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  (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on  Facebook and  Twitter Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 28, 2018)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 28, 2019) Location:  Avenue Christophe area of INAGHEI. Events:   Reports of tires in the road 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 28, 2018)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 28, 2019) Location: Mais gate area near the airport. Events:   Reports of active 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 and get to a ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 28, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 28, 2018) Location: Rue Carradeux Events: Roadblock 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 (March 27, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 27, 2019) Location: Boutin neighborhood of Croix de Bouquet Events:  On March 27, at approximately 1130 hours, a third-country diplomat accredited to Haiti was with a group visiting the Boutin neighborhood of Croix des Bouquets. Unknown groups had been firing upon Haitian National Police (HNP) patrols in the area. ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 26, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 26, 2018) Location: Carradeux Events: Roadblocks 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»

US Embassy of Haiti Call for Young Leaders of the Americas based in the Caribbean

[Port Au Prince, Haiti- March 25, 2019]  The United States Embassy in Haiti announced its sponsorship of the 2019 Haiti Tech Summit, June 20 – 22, 2019. Alumni of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) based in the Caribbean are encouraged to apply now through April 12, 2019 for full funding here: https://goo.gl/iZgnKi .  ... Read More»

Haiti Tech Summit Announces Partnership with US Embassy of Haiti for 2019 Summit

[Port Au Prince, Haiti- March 25, 2019] Haiti Tech Summit is pleased to announce its renewed partnership with the US Embassy of Haiti for the 3rd annual summit. The embassy has become an integral part of making the Haiti Tech Summit experience accessible to entrepreneurs in Haiti. For the 2019 edition, the U.S. will be ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 25, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 25, 2018) Locations: Canapé Vert Near Aristide University. Events: Reports of roadblocks Actions to Take: Avoid the areas. 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 (March 25, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 25, 2018) Location: Carradeux near the SMCRS’s office 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  (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on  Facebook and  Twitter Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 22, 2018) Locations: Route National 2 Events: Road blocks and burning tires being reported 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 (March 22, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 22, 2019) Location: Gerald Bataille Events: 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  (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook  and  Twitter Read More»

Deputy Secretary John Sullivan to Join Meeting with Caribbean Leaders

For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE March 22, 2019 Today, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will join President Donald J. Trump as he welcomes Caribbean leaders to a meeting at Mar-a-Lago. The meeting will include leaders from the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia.  The ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 22, 2019)   Location: Downtown Jeremie   Events: Ongoing demonstrations   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 (March 22, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 22, 2019) Location: Carradeux 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  (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on  Facebook and  Twitter Read More»

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit with Caribbean Leaders

President Donald J. Trump will welcome the leaders of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia on Friday, March 22, 2019, for a meeting at Mar-a-Lago.  President Trump’s meeting with the Caribbean leaders will reaffirm our strong friendship with and commitment to these countries, and signal the ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 21, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 21, 2019) Location: Near UN Delta Camp, next to the U.S. Embassy on Blvd. 15 October Events: HNP has deployed tear gas 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 ... Read More»

DURING OFFICIAL TRIP TO PORT-AU-PRINCE, RUBIO MEETS WITH HAITIAN PRESIDENT MOÏSE, MEMBERS OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND CIVIL SOCIETY

For Immediate Release Thursday, March 21, 2019 View Online Contact: Dan Holler 202-224-3041 Miami, Florida— U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) yesterday met with Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, Senate President Carl Murat Cantave, President of the Chamber of Deputies Gary Bodeau, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Michele J. Sison, U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary General Helen ... Read More»

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

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 18, 2019) Locations: Martissant near Terminal Varreaux. Events: 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. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti ... Read More»

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

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 17, 2019) Location: Route National 1 near Carries Events: Road block. 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 (March 14, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 14, 2019) Location: La Saline Events:   Reports of continued gang activity including 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. ... Read More»

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

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 13, 2019) Locations: La Saline area of Port-au-Prince. Events:  Gang 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»

Presidential Message on International Women’s Day, 2019

On International Women’s Day, we honor women worldwide for their vital role in shaping and strengthening our communities, families, governments, and businesses. We celebrate their vision, leadership, and courage, and we reaffirm our commitment to promoting equal opportunity for women everywhere. Through the efforts of remarkable women trailblazers in the United States and around the ... Read More»

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

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 6, 2019) Locations: Delmas 49 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 (March 6, 2019)

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 6, 2019) Locations: Champs de Mars Papa Dessalines Rue capois Lalue Rue Lamarre Sans Fils Carrefour Paillant Near Saint Jean Bosco-La Saline Delmas 18 Autoroute Delmas Petion-Ville near Saint Jean Bosco cemetery Rue Panamericaine Ave John Brown Lalue Bois-Verna Chemin des Dalles Ave Magnis Events:   Protests planned for ... Read More»

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

Location: Champ de Mars section of downtown Port-au-Prince Events:    Reports of 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 Port-au-Prince, Haiti ... Read More»

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

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (March 4, 2019)   Location: Champ de Mars section of downtown Port-au-Prince   Events:   Reports of 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 ... Read More»

Visit to Haiti by Under Secretary of Political Affairs David Hale

Under Secretary David Hale travelled to Haiti to discuss with political, private sector, and civil society leaders the path forward on dialogue and economic growth.  He urged the government of Haiti to develop a long-term strategy to strengthen institutions, improve good governance, and fight corruption. Haitians have suffered for far too long from political instability, ... Read More»

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

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 28, 2019) Location: Petionville near the Kinam Hotel Events:   Reports of automatic 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. ... Read More»

Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale Travel to Haiti

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Media Note February 27, 2019 On March 1, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to Port-au-Prince, Haiti where he will meet with Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant, and other political, economic, and civic leaders.  Under Secretary ... Read More»

Opening of FY 2019 Youth Ambassador Application

We are proud to announce the opening of application season for the FY2019 Youth Ambassadors program (YAP). YAP brings together motivated second and third year high school students between 15 and 18 years of age and adult mentors committed to public service and improving community. The thirteen (13) selected students will engage in workshops, community service activities, team building ... Read More»

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

Location: Area of Avenue Christophe Events:   Mobile 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 41, Route de Tabarre Emergencies: ... Read More»

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

Locations: Carrefour Feuille   Events: Reports of 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 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

(February 21, 2019) Location: Carradeux near Aristide University Events: Burning tires have been 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 area. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti Tabarre ... Read More»

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

Location:  Canapé-vert Events:  Reports of an oil spill. 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: +509-2229-8000 Non-emergency inquiries:  acspap@state.gov Website:  https://ht.usembassy.gov/ ... Read More»

Emergency Notification

Due to widespread, violent, and unpredictable demonstrations throughout Haiti, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Haiti due to crime and civil unrest. For U.S. citizens in Haiti, the Department advises U.S. citizens in Haiti to strongly consider departing as soon as they safely can do so. U.S. citizens ... Read More»

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

Locations: Hinche, and at Domond on the Route National 3 (Central Department) Barrière Battant, Limonade, and at Pilate (North Department) Verrettes but the Route National 1 is clear (Artibonite Department) Events: Reports of roadblocks, and protests in the aforementioned areas. Actions to take: Avoid the areas; Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 16, 2019) Locations: In the area of Bon Repos on Route National 3 leading to Hinche (Central Department), Roadblock in Mirebalais (Central Department) Roadblock at Verrettes (Artibonite Department) Events: Reports of roadblocks, protests, gunfire and reports of ransoming motorbikes in the aforementioned areas. The security situation remains ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on Haiti

The United States Government shares the desire of the Haitian people for a better future for Haiti.  Genuine dialogue and compromise, leading to a transparent and accountable government, can best serve the needs and aspirations of the Haitian people.  In this connection, the United States Government welcomes President Moise’s call for national dialogue. Since February ... Read More»

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

Locations: Reports of armed men in the area near U.S. Embassy personnel housing compounds. Embassy personnel have been instructed to remain indoors. Events: The security situation remains very unstable with demonstrations very likely. The potential for violent pop-up demonstrations is high and they are proving to be sporadic and unpredictable. Public transportation is shut down again ... Read More»

Travel Advisory

Do not travel to Haiti due to crime and civil unrest. There are currently 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 U.S. personnel and their family members. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency ... Read More»

Security Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 13, 2019)

Locations: Reports of gunshots and burning barricades in the area of Caradeux and Tabarre 48 Events: The security situation remains very unstable with demonstrations very likely. The potential for violent pop-up demonstrations is high and they are proving to be sporadic and unpredictable. Public transportation is shut down again today. Many roads have debris, so caution is ... Read More»

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

Locations: Reports of gunshots and burning barricades in the area of Caradeux and Tabarre 48 Events: The security situation remains very unstable with demonstrations very likely. The potential for violent pop-up demonstrations is high and they are proving to be sporadic and unpredictable. Public transportation is shut down again today. Many roads have debris, so caution is ... Read More»

Security Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 13, 2019)

Security Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 13, 2019) Locations: ·        Reports of an unmanned roadblock at Delmas 60 ·        Reports of burning tires on 15 Octobre at OAVCT and near Belmart ·        Reports of a roadblock at Mais Gate ·        Reports of rocks being thrown at vehicles passing on Delmas 95 ·        Old barricades still on Blvd Toussaint ... Read More»

Security Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 12, 2019)

Security Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 12, 2019) Locations: ·        Reports of burning tires on Rue Romain in Tabarre Events: The security situation remains very unstable with demonstrations very likely. The potential for violent pop-up demonstrations is high and they are proving to be sporadic and unpredictable. Public transportation is shut down again today. Many ... Read More»

Security Alert Update– U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 12, 2019)

Security Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 12, 2019) Locations: ·        Reports of burning barricades on Blvd. 15 Octobre between Handal and MSC. Events: The security situation remains very unstable with demonstrations very likely. The potential for violent pop-up demonstrations is high and they are proving to be sporadic and unpredictable. Public transportation is shut down ... Read More»

Security Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 12, 2019)

Security Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 12, 2019) Locations: ·        Reports of burning barricades on Blvd. 15 October in front of the Belmart and pipes blocking Blvd. 15 October near Sun Auto ·        Reports of barricades on Blvd. 15 October in front of the HNP academy/Brico Local. Events: The security situation remains very unstable with demonstrations ... Read More»

Security Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 12, 2019)

Security Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 12, 2019) Locations: ·        Reports of burning tires at Carrefour Fleuriot Events: The security situation remains very unstable with demonstrations very likely. The potential for violent pop-up demonstrations is high and they are proving to be sporadic and unpredictable. Public transportation is shut down again today. Many roads have ... Read More»

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

Security Alert Update – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 12, 2019) Locations: ·        Route National 2 at Carrefour is blocked by large barricades. ·        Carrefour Rita to Gerald Bataille is blocked by burning tires. ·        Boulevard 15 October is partially blocked between Delta Camp and Carrefour Fleuriot with debris from old roadblocks. ·        Burning tires near Sun Auto on Blvd ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 11, 2019) Protest activity continues in Port-au-Prince and other areas of Haiti. The families of Embassy employees are sheltering in place, and movements remain restricted until further notice. The children of U.S. employees will not be transported to school on February 12. Embassy personnel are prohibited from traveling in ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 11, 2019) Locations:  •   Juvenat area- oil on the road near Union School entrance, roadblocks on Juvenat road after Parc Ste Therèse •   15 Octobre- burning tires near OAVCT •   Gunfire near the U.S. Embassy •   Unmanned roadblocks near the HNP academy •   Between Puits Blain and ... Read More»

Travel Advisory – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince

Haiti – Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to Haiti due to crime and civil unrest. There are currently unpredictable and sporadic demonstrations in Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in Haiti. Due to these demonstrations, on February 12, 2019, the Department of State ordered the departure of family members under the age of 18 of U.S. personnel ... Read More»

Core Group Statement

  PRESS RELEASE   Port-au-Prince, 10 February 2019 – The Core Group (composed of the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, the Ambassadors of Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, the European Union, the United States of America, and the Special Representative of the Organization of American States) take notes of the demands expressed by ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 10, 2019) Protest activity continues in Port-au-Prince and other areas of Haiti.  Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy has instructed its employees to shelter in place until further notice. The Embassy will open two hours late on Monday, February 11. The children of U.S. employees will not ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 10, 2019) Locations:  Bourdon Road (Burning Tires near Water ReserveTank) Rue Oswald Durand (Burning Tires) Vivy Mitchell (Throwing stones near Police Station) Delmas 31 (Rock throwing in the area of St Patrick and shootings) Avenue John Brown (Ongoing demonstration) Bel-Air (Ongoing demonstration) Bon Repos (Ongoing demonstration) Kenscoff ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 10, 2019) Locations:  Gerald Bataille (Barricades and trash blocking to road) Caradeux near Aristide University (Roadblocks) Delmas 31 (Rock throwing in the area of St Patrick) Avenue John Brown (Ongoing demonstration) Bel-Air (Ongoing demonstration) Bon Repos (Ongoing demonstration) Kenscoff Road (Burning barricades) Carrefour Feuilles (Ongoing demonstratrion) Morne ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 10, 2019) Locations:   tire blockageon 15 Octobre near OAVCT. Not yet lit on fire burning tires outside the Tabarre Police Commisariate burning tires reported in Carrefour Fleuriot area gunfire reported near Gerald Bataille roadblocks on Tabarre 48 near Aristide University motorcycle groups moving up and down Route ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 10, 2019) Locations: Throughout Port-au-Prince Events: The security situation remains very unstable with demonstrations very likely. The potential for violent pop-up demonstrations is high and they are proving to be sporadic and unpredictable. If you hear gunfire or protest groups, seek shelter inside your house immediately and stay away from the windows. ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 9, 2019) Locations: Throughout Port-au-Prince Events:  Sporadic gunfire was reported throughout Port-au-Prince, to include Tabarre, Vivy Mitchell, Bourdon, and along Route de Frere. Roving groups on motorcycles are quickly swarming areas, shooting into the air, and lighting tires on fire before quickly moving to another target. Due to the current security situation, ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 9, 2019) Location: Near U.S. Embassy, Tabarre Events: Large amounts of gunfire have occurred in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy and nearby housing. U.S. Embassy personnel have been instructed to shelter-in-place effective 5:00pm today until 7:00am on February 10th. 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 (February 9, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 9, 2019) Location: Port-au-Prince. Events: Due to ongoing protest activity, Embassy employees are required  to remain home from 5:00pm February 9 to 7:00am February 10. Actions to Take: Consider your personal security plan. Avoid demonstrations. 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 (February 9, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 9, 2019) Locations: Cardeux area CarrefourAeroport AvenueMartin Luther King in Nazon Christ-Roi in Nazon Carrefour Pelerin5 area Events:  Ongoing protests 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 ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 9, 2019) Locations:  Carrefour Martissant Bel-Air LowerDelmas Cite-Soleil Route National 1, 2, 9 Les Cayes Events:  Reports of continued protests, burning barricades, sporadic gunfire, roadblocks, and rock throwing. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Avoid demonstrations and any large gatherings of people; Do not attempt to drive ... Read More»

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

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 09, 2019) Location: Outside of the U.S. Embassy on 15 Octobre in Tabarre Events: Reports of a planned protest beginning at 2pm today. Actions to Take: Embassy personnel have been instructed to shelter-in-place and avoid the embassy and surrounding areas until further notice.   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 (February 9, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 9, 2019)   Locations: The Peguyville shortcut near UNOPs   Events: Reports of protests   Actions to Take:  Avoidthe 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 (February 9, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 9, 2019) Locations: Blvd 15 October, and Ave. Mais Gate Events: Burning tires on Avenue Mais Gate south of the Cannes-a-Sucre compound, affecting the route up to Vivy Mitchell that either goes by Aristide University or farther past OAVCT. Traffic is light and public transportation is operating at a reduced level. ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 9, 2019) Location: Rt. National 2 in Petit Goave Events:  Reports of roadblocks 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 (February 8, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 8, 2019) Location: Haiti. Events: Protest activity continues in Port-au-Prince and other areas of Haiti. Out of an abundance of caution, the embassy has instructed its employees to remain at their residences between 6:00pm February 8 and 7:00am February 9. The U.S. Embassy is also consolidating employees in central locations. American employees ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 8, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 8, 2019) Locations: Nazon Christ Roi Carradeux Sans Fil area to Delmas 18 Delmas 31 Delmas 33 Delmas 95 Carrefour Duvivier Croix-des-Bouquets Route de Freres near Hospital Communaute haitienne Juvenat on Canape Vert road and on Ave. Lamartiniere Martissant Cabaret (Rt. National 1) Miragoane (Rt. National 2) Gonaives ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 8, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 8, 2019) Locations:  Carradeux around Aristide University (in Tabarre)  Delmas 33 near the police station Events: Reports of roadblocks and protests in the aforementioned areas.   The security situation remains fluid and roadblocks/protests continue to be established with little to no warning.  Haitian National Police is handling situations as they arise, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 8, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 8, 2019) Locations:  Puits Blain taptap stand/Fragneau Ville  Bottom of the hill on Rue Gregory  Croix-des-Bouquets  Santo Events: Reports of roadblocks, protests, and gunfire in the aforementioned areas.   The security situation remains fluid and roadblocks/protests continue to be established with little to no warning.  Haitian National Police is handling situations ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 8, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 8, 2019) Locations: Intersection of Gerard Bataille and Delmas 33 Delmas 75 Delmas 30 Delmas 18 Mais-Gate near the Vivy Mitchell short-cut Route de Delmas and Carrefour Aviation Events: Reports of roadblocks, protests, and gunfire in the aforementioned areas. The security situation remains fluid and roadblocks/protests continue to be ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 7, 2019) Protest activity continues in Port-au-Prince and other areas of Haiti.  Out of an abundance of caution, the embassy has instructed its employees to remain at their residences between 5:00pm February 7 and 7:00am February 8. The embassy will open two hours late on February 8. The ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 7, 2019) Locations: Puits-Blain and Djoumbala Crossroad Rte de Kenscoff near Thomassin 32 Top of Peguyville Shortcut (oil on the road) Carrefour Aeroport Rue Capois Lalue Saint Jean Bosco La Saline Rue Panamerican Avenue John Brown Champs de Mars Petionville (Rue Faubert, Rue Metellus, Place St. Pierre) Mais ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 7, 2019) Locations: Delmas 105 and Route de Freres Delmas 40 Delmas 45 Delmas 60 Various areas of downtown Port-au-Prince Carradeux Delmas 30 Delmas 19 Delmas 31 Delmas 83 Delmas 95 Pelerin 3-5 area Jacmel Petit Goave Cavaillon in Les Cayes Miragoane Gonaives Events:   There is a large ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 7, 2019) Locations: Delmas 105 and Route de Freres Delmas 40 Delmas 45 Delmas 60 Various areas of downtown Port-au-Prince Carradeux Delmas 30 Delmas 19 Delmas 31 Events:Reports of roadblocks, protests, gunfire in the aforementioned areas. The security situation remains fluid and roadblocks/protests continue to be established with ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 7, 2019) Locations:Puits Blains, and Vivy Mitchel Events: The Puits Blains intersection leading to Delmas 75 is currently blocked. Roadblocks with burning tires have been reported on the Vivy Mitchel short-cut. 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 ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 7, 2019) Locations: -Blvd 15 October near Belmart -Route de Freres between the HNP Academy and Vivy Mitchell Police Station -Delmas 30 -Intersection of Delmas 31 and Route de Delmas -Intersection of Delmas 19 and Route de Delmas -Delmas 48 -Caradeux -Gerald Bataille Intersection -Towns of Jacmel, Petit ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 07, 2019) Location: Croix des Bouquets Road, and Delmas 30 Events: Reports of burning barricades and roadblocks Actions to Take: Avoid the area and do not attempt to drive through protests or barricades. 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 ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 6, 2019) Locations: The area of Vialet in Petit Goave Events: Reports of roadblocks 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 (February 6, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 6, 2019) On Thursday, February 7, 2019, a large protest is planned in Port-au-Prince, scheduled to begin at 10:00am and conclude at approximately 3:00pm. The planned protest route will affect portions of downtown Port-au-Prince and Petionville, including the areas of Champs de Mars, Poste Marchand, Bel Air, Delmas ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 6, 2019) Location: Avenue Lamartiniere (Bois Verna) 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  (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on  Facebook and  Twitter Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 6, 2019) Locations: -Rte. Nationale 2 near Martissant and Boloose Events: Reports of heavy gunfire. Additionally, Rte. Nationale 2 near Martissant and Bolosse is closed until further notice. 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 ... Read More»

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

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 6, 2019) Locations: -Gerald Bataille intersection -Bicentenaire in Downtown Port-au-Prince Events: Reports of protests Actions to Take: Avoid the area Do not attempt to drive through barricades and protests 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 ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 6, 2019) Location:Avenue Toussaint Louverture by the UN’s MINUJUSTH Headquarters Events: Reports of a roadblock 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 ... Read More»

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

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 6, 2019) Location: Bourdon Road, near the Prime Minister’s residence Events: Reports of protests, there is also a strong Hatian National Police presence 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 ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 6, 2019) Location: Route National 2 in Aquin, east of Ley Cayes Events: Reports of roadblocks 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 ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 5, 2019)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 5, 2019) Location:  Bourdon Road Events: Reports of a protest near the Prime Minister’s residence show signs of becoming violent. 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 ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 5, 2019)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 5, 2019) Location: Delmas 60 and also downtown Jacmel. Events: Reports have been received of protests at Delmas 60 and also in downtown Jacmel. 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 ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 4, 2019) Locations: Grand Trou in Miragoane, and downtown Saint Marc Events: Reports of roadblocks and ongoing demonstrations 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  ... Read More»

Official Trivia Contest Rules

Benefits of U.S. – Haiti Partnership Trivia Contest Contest Sponsors    Benefits of U.S. – Haiti Partnership Trivia Contest is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy Haiti Public Diplomacy Section. Description of the Contest The contest seeks to raise awareness about the benefits of the U.S. – Haiti Partnership by encouraging public ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 4, 2019)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 4, 2019) Location: Downtown Jacmel Events: Ongoing demonstrations 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 (February 4, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 4, 2019) Location:  Carrefour Joute (between Les Cayes and Port-Salut) Events: Please avoid Carrefour Joute (between Les Cayes and Port-Salut) due to roadblocks. 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 (February 1, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (February 1, 2019) Location:  Butte Boyer in the area of Croix des Missions on Rte National 1 Events: Due to an ongoing security situation at Butte Boyer in the area of Croix des Missions on Rte National 1, please avoid the area until further notice. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Assistance: ... Read More»

AEIF2019 opens Today!

#AEIF2019 opens on February 1!   Are you a State Department international exchange alumni? Have an idea to serve your community? The Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) will support your idea. Exchange alumni may apply for up to $25,000 to support their #AEIF public service projects under one of five themes: fostering economic prosperity; building civic participation, ... Read More»

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

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 30, 2019) Locations: In front of the Ministry of Economy and Finance on Avenue Charles Summer. Events:  RSO has received reports that there are ongoing demonstrations in front the Ministry of Economy and Finance on Avenue Charles Summer.  Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not drive through barricades ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 30, 2019) Location: Ganthier on National Road #8 in Croix des Bouquets Events: Reports of a roadblock 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  ... Read More»

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

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 30, 2019) Location: Downtown Jacmel Events: Reports of demonstrations 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 (January 30, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 30, 2019) Locations:   Rte National 3 near Mirebalais Blvd La Saline near the intersection of Route de Delmas and south to the port Events:  Reports of protests on Rte National 3 near Mirebalais An ongoing security incident involving gunfire on Blvd La Saline Actions to Take: Avoid the areas. ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 29, 2019) Location: Rte National 3 near Mirebalais. Events: Reports of roadblocks. 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 Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 29, 2019) Location: Rue Oswald Durand. Event: Reports of a roadblock. 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 (January 28, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 28, 2019) Locations: Rte. National 2 at Saint Louis du Sud Events: Reports of a roadblock 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 Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 28, 2019) Locations: Between the Carrefour Aeroport and Delmas 2 Events:  RSO has received reports that there are roadblocks restricting movement between the Carrefour Aeroport and Delmas 2  Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not drive through barricades or protests. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 27, 2019) Location: Montrouis, Rte National 1 Events: There is ongoing demonstration in Montrouis that is blocking Rte National 1. Actions to Take: Please avoid the area until further notice. 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 ... Read More»

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

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 25, 2019) Locations: Champs de Mars and Milot near Cap Haitien. Events:  RSO has been informed that RSO has received reports of protests in Champs de Mars and Milot near Cap Haitien.  Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not drive through barricades or protests. 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 (January 25, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 25, 2019) Locations: Rte Nationale 3 at Merebalais and Hinche in the central plateau area. Events:  RSO has been informed that Rte Nationale 3 is blocked by protestors at Merebalais and Hinche in the central plateau area. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not drive through barricades ... Read More»

Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President

Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Press Statement by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State January 23, 2019 The United States recognizes Juan Guaido as the new interim President of Venezuela, and strongly supports his courageous decision to assume that role pursuant to Article 233 of Venezuela’s constitution and supported by ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela

Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela.  In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, the National Assembly invoked the country’s constitution to declare Nicolas Maduro illegitimate, and the office of the presidency therefore ... Read More»

Travel Advisory, January 18, 2019                                                     

Travel Advisory, January 18, 2019 Haiti – Level 3: Reconsider Travel Last Update:  Reissued with updates to U.S. government restrictions on personnel. Reconsider travel to Haiti due to crime and civil unrest. Protests, tire burning, and road blockages are frequent and unpredictable.  Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common. Local police may lack the resources ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 21, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 21, 2019) Location: Delmas 17 in front of the ONA office. Events:  Reports of road blocks and demonstrations.  Actions to Take: Avoid the area.  Do not drive through barricades or protests. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 21, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 21, 2019) Locations:  Rou national 2 in the area of Dekouze, Jacmel and Delmas 60 near the MFA. . Delmas 60/ Musseau area near MFA Events:  Reports of road blocks and burning tires Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not drive through barricades or protests. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 18, 2019) Location:   Delmas 60 Events: Reports of roadblocks and 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  (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on  Facebook and  Twitter Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 16, 2019) Locations: Carrefour Fleuriot (West Department) Events:  Reports of shootings and gang activity  Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not drive through barricades or protests. 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  ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 15, 2019) Locations: Delmas 33 area Events:  Reports of burning barricades and shots fired   Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not drive through barricades or protests. 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  ... Read More»

Actions Against Venezuela’s Corrupt Regime

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC January 10, 2019 The United States condemns Maduro’s illegitimate usurpation of power today following the unfree and unfair elections he imposed on the Venezuelan people on May 20, 2018. The United States remains steadfast in its support of the Venezuelan people and will continue to ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 10, 2019) Locations: Avenue Christopher and Charles Sumner near MOJ/ Finances/OAVCT Events:  Reports of protestors throwing rocks at passing vehicles and HNP Roadblocks are being erected in the area as well  Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not drive through barricades or protests. 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 (January 10, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 10, 2019) Locations: Rue Capois and Rue Nicolas in the Carrefour Feuilles area of Downtown Port-au-Prince Events:  Reports of roadblocks and burning barricades 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 7, 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 7, 2019) Locations: Airport Road near the DHL office. Events:  Reports of active demonstrations on Airport Road near the DHL office. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not drive through barricades or protests. 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) ... Read More»

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

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (January 03, 2019) Locations: Between Canape Vert and Juvenat Events:  Reports of barricades and rock throwing. 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  ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 28, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 28, 2018) Locations: Pernier Events:  Reports of demonstrations in Pernier that include the burning of HNP vehicles. 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  ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 28, 2018)

 Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 28, 2018) Locations: Bel-Air Events:  Reports received of a roadblock in Bel-Air. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not drive through barricades or protests. 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  ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 24,  2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 24,  2018) Location: Rue Toussaint L’overture and Delmas 33 in front of Ministry of Public Transport San-fil, Delmas 18 Events:  Reports of  burning tires, barricades, and stone throwing   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) ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 24,  2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 24,  2018) Location: Savanne Pistache Events:  Reports of a shooting, road blockage, and stone throwing. 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 (December 23, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 23, 2018) Location: Limbe on Rte. 1 Events:  Reports of gunfire and burning a gas station.   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  ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 22, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 22, 2018) Location:  Rte. 2 near Chalone Miragoane. Events:  Reports of barricades and rock throwing.  Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not drive through barricades or protests. 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 ... Read More»

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green Traveled to Haiti

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green traveled to Haiti from December 18-21.  During his visit, the Administrator toured USAID-funded programs in health, agriculture, and entrepreneurship, and met with representatives from the Haitian Government, the private sector, donor partners, and faith-based organizations. In his meetings with Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and Prime Minister Jean-Henry ... Read More»

Remarks by the Deputy Chief of Mission during the Dissemination Workshop on the Law of Legal Assistance

Monsieur le Ministre de la Justice et de la Sécurité Publique, Honorable Président et membres du Conseil Supérieur du Pouvoir Judiciaire,  Honorables parlementaires, Honorables Juges et membres du pouvoir Judiciaire, Monsieur le Bâtonnier de l’Ordre des Avocats de Port au Prince, Monsieur le Représentant du Secrétaire General des Nations Unis, Mesdames, Mesdemoiselles, Messieurs,   It ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 20, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 20, 2018) Locations: Rue Ogé in Petion-Ville (West Department) In front of the Conseil Electoral Provisoire, behind the St. Pierre’s church in Petionville. Events:  Reports of an ongoing demonstration at Rue Ogé in Petion-Ville (West Department) Reports of a demonstration in front of the Conseil Electoral Provisoire, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 20, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 20, 2018) Locations: In front of  Place Hugo Chavez on Blvd Toussaint Louverture (West Department) Marfranc in Jérémie (Grand’Anse Department) Events:  Reports of an ongoing demonstration in front of  Place Hugo Chavez on Blvd Toussaint Louverture (West Department). Reports of a roadblock at Marfranc in Jérémie (Grand’Anse ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 20, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 20, 2018) Locations: Avenue Christophe in the vicinity of INAGHIE Events: Reports of burning tires Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not drive through barricades or protests. 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 (December 19, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 19, 2018) Locations: Rue Chavannes in downtown of Port au Prince in front of Radio Tele Caraibes. Events: Reports of a sit in. 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  ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 18, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 18, 2018) Locations: Downtown Port-au-Prince in front of the office of the Prime Minister Events:  Protests Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Do not attempt to drive through barricades or protests.  Turn around and find a safer route. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 17, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 17, 2018) Location: Ministry of Interior at Rue de la Reunion in downtown Port-au-Prince (West Department)  Events:  Ongoing demonstrations  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 ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 16, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 16, 2018) Locations: The Bel Air section of downtown Port-au-Prince Jean Bosco Church, downtown Port-au-Prince Cap Haitian at Rond-point Samarie Events: A large protest forming in the Bel Air section of downtown Port-au-Prince. Burning tires are located in front of Jean Bosco Church. Protestors are also gathering in Cap Haitian at Rond-point ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 15, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 15, 2018) Location: Montrouis Events:  Land dispute shootings in Montrouis  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»

Completion of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation’s Grant for Restoration Activities

Port-au-Prince – The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is pleased to announce the restoration of 8 (eight) national heritage paintings and replacement of storage facilities at the Centre d’Art.  This $24,500 grant is from the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), established by the U.S. Congress in 2001 to support the preservation of cultural sites, cultural ... Read More»

Deputy Assistant Secretary Merten Underscores U.S. Government Partnership During Visit to Haiti

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti) December 8, 2018 –Kenneth Merten, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. State Department,  visited Port-Au-Prince, Haiti December 6-8.  Ambassador Merten’s visit underscored the long-standing U.S.-Haiti partnership, as well as the U.S. commitment to supporting the democratic process and strengthening the rule of law to ensure political ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 11, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 11, 2018) Location: The Prime Minister’s office on Blvd. Harry Truman Events:  Ongoing demonstrations 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  ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 10, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 10, 2018) Location: Near the Ministry of Interior  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  (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on  Facebook  and  Twitter Read More»

2019 One Beat Program Opens Now!

Hip-Hop artists, jazz ensembles, classical musicians, sound designers, beat makers, multimedia artists, DJs, audio engineers, or any combination of these styles are invited to participate in the 2019 One Beat program for a month exchange in the U.S. This program offers the chance to get together with musicians from around the world to collaborate in the ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 09,  2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 09,  2018) Locations: Ave. John Brown and Rue Cameleau Events:  Reports of an active protest including 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  (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on  Facebook  and  ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 7, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 7, 2018) Locations: Ave. Christophe in front of INAGHEI (West Department) near FOKAL 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  (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on  Facebook  and  ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 3, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (December 3, 2018) Locations: Bel Air near Fort National Events:  Reports of an active protest including 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  (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on  Facebook  and  ... Read More»

World AIDS Day Press Release

Port-au-Prince – U.S. Ambassador Michele Sison joined Minister of  Public Health and Population  Marie Gréta Roy Clement and representatives from UNAIDS and civil society to commemorate the 30th annual World AIDS Day on December 1st at the Karibe Hotel. The event included speeches and presentations from key partners in the fight against AIDS, including persons ... Read More»

World AIDS Day Remarks

December 1, 2018 Karibe Hotel Your Excellency, Dr. Marie Gréta Clément Roy, Minister of Public Health and Population;  Mr. Laure Adrien, Director General of the Ministry of Public Health and Population ; Dr. Joelle Deas, Coordonator of the National Program in the fight against HIV/AIDS (PNLS). Dear Invited Guests, It is an absolute honor to be ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Event

Good evening. Dear guests, thank you for joining us today to discuss this important topic – the economic empowerment of Haitian female entrepreneurs.  A special thank you to the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Madame Évelyn Sainvil, to Ms. Phelicia Dell for moderating, and for our four panelists, Ms. Isabelle Mevs, Ms. Daniella Jacques, Ms. Magalie ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 29, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 29, 2018) Location: Champ-de-Mars area near Ethnology University Event: Reports of an active protest 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 (November 29, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 29, 2018) Location: Haiti. Event: The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince remains open for American Citizen Services, as well as immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. On November 29, the U.S. government authorized the voluntary departure from Haiti of non-emergency U.S. government personnel and their families.  For more information, please ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 28, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 28, 2018) Location: Near Tabarre 48 Events:  Reports of ongoing gunfire 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 (November 28, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 28, 2018) Locations: Delmas 48 Events: Reports of oil spread on the road Actions to Take: Avoid the area and take an alternate route 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  ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 28, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 28, 2018) Locations: Martissant Events: Reports of violence and shooting in the 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 (November 27, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 27, 2018) Locations: St. Marc Events: Reports of an ongoing demonstration in St. Marc that has closed off Route National 1 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 (November 27, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 27, 2018) Locations: Laboule 10 and Laboule 12. This is in the Laboule area south of Petionville off of Rt de Kenscoff. Events:  Reports of oil being spread on both Laboule 10 and Laboule 12. This is in the Laboule area south of Petionville off of Rt de Kenscoff. Use caution ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 26, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 26, 2018) Locations: San Fil near Bastia & Cassernes Ave. Populard near St. Antoine Church Blvd. La Saline Nazon near GOC University Rte. Nationale 2 between Leogane and Dufort Events:   Reports of roadblocks and barricades. Oil on the road in Nazon Actions to Take: Avoid the ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 24, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 24, 2018) Locations: Malpasse Events:  Reports of an attack on customs agents in Malpasse.  HNP has responded but the situation remains tense. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 23, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 23, 2018) Locations: Port-au-Prince, Haiti Events: The Consular Section remains open for emergency American Citizen Services (ACS).  For Monday, November 26, we will attend to ACS customers who have an already-scheduled passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or notary service.  To reschedule an ACS appointment, visit our website ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 23, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 23, 2018) Locations: Delmas 60 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Events:   Reports of large protests, a vehicle set on fire, and rocks being thrown at Delmas 60 Reports of rocks being thrown at and near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Actions to Take: Avoid the areas. Do not ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 23, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 23, 2018 Locations: Delmas 34 Delmas 48 St. Jean Bosco Church in Petionville Delmas 105 Rt de Freres near Sogebank Events:   Protestors near Delmas 34 have started a fire at a gas station. A protest group is in the Delmas 48 area. A protest group is ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 23, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 23, 2018) Location: Rte. de Delmas at Delmas 40-B and Petionville  Events:  Reports of demonstrators on Rte. de Delmas at Delmas 40-B. The demonstrators are marching toward Petionville. 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 (November 23,  2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 23,  2018) Locations: Airport Road  (Blvd Toussaint Louverture/Rte Delmas) Events: Reports of large crowd/demonstration Actions to Take: Do not attempt to drive through barricades or protests. Avoid large gatherings of people 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 22, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 22, 2018) Location: Ave John Brown and Lalue headed towards downtown Events:  Reports of protests Actions to Take: – Avoid the area                    – Avoid large gatherings of people 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 22, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 22, 2018) Location: Ave John Brown and Lalue headed towards downtown Events:  Reports of protests Actions to Take: – Avoid the area                    – Avoid large gatherings of people 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 22, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 22, 2018) Location:  The market near St. Jean Bosco Church in Petionville. Delmas 40 B and 48. Events:  Reports of rocks being thrown in the vicinity of the market near St. Jean Bosco Church in Petionville. Reports of gunfire between Delmas 40 B and 48. Actions to Take: – Avoid the area. – Do not attempt to drive ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 22, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 22, 2018) Location: 15 Octobre near Sun Auto and Belmart Events:  Reports of rock throwing Actions to Take: – Avoid the area – Do not attempt to drive through barricades or protests – Avoid large gatherings of people 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 22, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 22, 2018) Location: Delimart on Delmas 32 Events:   Reports of burning tires near the Delimart on Delmas 32. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas. Do not attempt to drive through protests or roadblocks. 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 ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 22, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 22, 2018) Locations: Lower Delmas La Saline Events:   Reports of burning tires/barricades on lower Delmas as well as near the fuel depot in La Saline Action to  Take:   Avoid the areas. Do not attempt to drive through protests or roadblocks. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince 011-509-2229-8000 acspap@state.gov State Department – Consular Affairs ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement

The United States, a longtime partner and friend of Haiti, shares Haiti’s desire for a better future for its people. The United States supports the human rights of people everywhere to freely express themselves and peacefully protest, and supports the Haitian government as it safeguards both those rights, and the security of public and private ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 22, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 22, 2018) Locations: Carradeux Road Blvd 15 Octobre Torcel Avenue Pan American Events:   There is debris (rocks and remnants of burned tires) in various sections of Blvd 15 Octobre, Carradeux, and Torcel, but no reports of active barricades or burning tires at the time of this alert. Shooting and barricades have ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 21, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 21,  2018) Locations: Port-au-Prince, Haiti Events: The Consular Section remains open for emergency American Citizen Services (ACS). For Friday, November 23, Consular has cancelled all routine ACS, immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments.  Please note the Embassy will be closed on Thursday, November 22 for an official holiday.  ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 21, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 21, 2018) Locations: Blvd 15 October near Sun Auto Airport road/Blvd des Industries Thomassin 38 Carefour Marissa Events:   Tires are currently burning on Blvd 15 Octobre in the vicinity of Sun Auto. A major traffic accident with fatalities has been reported on the Airport Road/Blvd des ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 21, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 21, 2018) Location:  Puits-Blain near Hospital Espoir Event:  Reports of oil spread on the road 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  ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 21, 2018)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti (November 21, 2018) Locations: The intersection of Avenue John Brown and Avenue Martin Luther King near GOC University Delimart on Delmas 33 Events:   Reports of people throwing rocks and gunfire at the intersection of Avenue John Brown and Avenue Martin Luther King near GOC University. There are ... Read More»