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 needed to prevent damage you vehicles. Rock throwing from small groups is likely in numerous areas.

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.