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U.S. Orders Government Personnel, Family Members to Leave Haiti

The Caribbean nation is in turmoil

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of State ordered non-emergency government personnel and family members to leave Haiti as soon as possible, citing "kidnapping, crime, civil unrest and poor healthcare infrastructure."

The State Department said U.S. citizens not working for the government should also leave Haiti as soon as possible "by commercial or other privately available transportation options."

"Kidnapping is widespread, and victims regularly include U.S. citizens. Kidnappers may use sophisticated planning or take advantage of unplanned opportunities, and even convoys have been attacked," the State Department said in a travel advisory.

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