U.S. State Department Warns American Citizens To Exercise Caution During Their Visits To Haiti

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U.S. State Department warning about travel to Haiti

The U.S. State Department issued on August 13, 2013 a new warning to all American citizens who live or want to come to Haiti due to security issue in the country. This new warning is to replace the previous warning issued on 28 December 2012.

The New U.S. State Department travel warning strongly encourages American citizens to exercise caution during their visits to Haiti. American citizens have been victims of violent crimes, including murders and kidnappings, primarily around the Haitian Capital.

The warning noted reasons such as high level of crime, lack of adequate infrastructure and medical institutions, severe weather and seasonal limited police protection.

It urges those wishing to visit Haiti to get insurance to support them in case they need to be evacuated.

The travelers are encouraged to use organizations that have a solid infrastructure, evacuation options and medical assistance in place in Haiti.

The report points out the progress made so far by Haitian government and MINUSTAH in arrested, dismantlement of criminal as well as cases of kidnapping against ransom. The report also noted that the authorities' ability to respond to emergency situations is limited and non-existent in some places.

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Pierre says...

when we look at it how many kidnaping in the us and no one know so there safety can look clean, when last time something truth about usa, when,its always lie, lie,fabricated story that what they do bestbanch of liarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs

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