On 9 September 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince issued a Security Alert regarding a recent increase in gang activity, violence and kidnapping, which reads in part as follows: “Since September 2, the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince has observed increased violent gang and kidnapping activity throughout the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. Affected areas include but are not limited to: the vicinity of Carrefour Drouillard, Airport Road, Lower Delmas, Santo, Torcelle, downtown/Champs-de-Mars, as well as greater Croix-des-Bouquets, La Saline, Cite Soleil, Carrefour, and Martissant. The U.S. Embassy has further restricted its staff from non-official travel in the aforementioned areas. Please remain vigilant and avoid all unnecessary travel in the listed areas at this time