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U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Fact Sheet Human Rights Defenders Guidance The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to putting human rights and democratic principles at the center of our foreign policy. These  Guidelines for U.S. Diplomatic Mission Support to Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders  outline and amplify the U.S.’s commitment to supporting this vital work as part of the President’s strategic vision and U.S. foreign policy. ... Read More»

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

Location:  Border Between the Haiti and the Dominican Republic Event:  The Government of the Dominican Republic has announced the possible closure of air, sea, and land borders between the Dominican Republic and Haiti as of Thursday, September 14.  This is in addition to the currently closed Dajabón-Ouanaminthe and Elias Piña-Belladere land border crossings.  If the closure ... Read More»

Security Alert: Commercial Flight Options from Haiti

Given the current security situation and infrastructure challenges, U.S. citizens in Haiti should depart Haiti as soon as possible via commercial or private transport. Multiple airlines and charter companies currently offer flights from Haiti’s international airports (Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien).  Flights fill up quickly and seats may only be available several days or even weeks in advance of departure.  Given ... Read More»

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

Location:  Tabarre, Port-au-Prince Events: Due to ongoing police activity and gunfire in the area of OAVCT, all Mission personnel are restricted to the Embassy and residential compounds until further notice. This restrictions prohibits travel between the Embassy and residential compounds. RSO strongly recommends moving inside or getting under overhead cover if you hear gunfire. Actions to ... Read More»

Security Alert- U.S. Embassy Port au Prince (8/25/2023) RETRANSMISSION

****NOTE: This is a retransmission of an earlier message **** Location:  Tabarre, Port-au-Prince Events: Due to concerns of ongoing gang activity in the areas of the embassy compounds, all Mission personnel are restricted to the embassy and residential compounds. This restriction prohibits travel between the embassy and residential compounds. Actions to take: Avoid the area of ... Read More»