Biden Admin Urges Citizens to Leave Haiti While Failing to Free 16 American Hostages

Biden Admin Urges Citizens to Leave Haiti While Failing to Free 16 American Hostages


The U.S. government on Thursday urged American citizens to leave Haiti, warning of the deteriorating security situation and severe fuel shortages.

A Haitian gang still, at press time, is holding hostage a group of 17 Christian missionaries and children, including 16 Americans and a Canadian citizen.

“Widespread fuel shortages may limit essential services in an emergency, including access to banks, money transfers, urgent medical care, internet and telecommunications, and public and private transportation options. The U.S. Embassy is unlikely to be able to assist U.S. citizens in Haiti with departure if commercial options become unavailable,” the State Department warned.

A State Department official told the Associated Press it does not have exact figures on how many Americans are in Haiti because “U.S.

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