Burning tires and roadblocks have been reported in several areas of Port-au-Prince on the morning (local time) of Monday, September 16, including Nazon, Christ-Roi, Delmas 30, Delmas 32, Delmas 75, Carrefour de l'Aéroport, Bourdon, and Avenue John Brown. Demonstrations are expected to continue through Wednesday, September 18. US diplomatic authorities have advised individuals to avoid the affected areas.
A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the above-mentioned areas over the coming hours and days.
Haiti has faced numerous demonstrations in recent months to call for greater government transparency after several public officials, including President Jovenel Moïse, were implicated in a scandal related to the alleged misuse of PetroCaribe funds. Protests have segmented society and have exacerbated an already unstable political situation. The security environment in Haiti remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
Individuals in Port-au-Prince are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized transportation disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.
The security environment in Haiti remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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