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US forces fly in to beef up security at embassy in Haiti and evacuate nonessential personnel amidst escalating gang violence

The US military has flown in forces to enhance security at the US Embassy in Haiti and facilitate the evacuation of nonessential personnel. The country has been plagued by street battles between anti-government gangs and police, leading to a dire economic situation and widespread hunger among the population. The US remains focused on aiding Haitian police and organizing a UN-backed security deployment, but efforts have faced obstacles. Meanwhile, Haiti's embattled Prime Minister Ariel Henry is unable to return home and faces calls for resignation or the formation of a transitional council amidst escalating violence and political turmoil.

Sources: - https://apnews.com/article/haiti-us-embassy-security-gang-violence-1b720280fa85c87ccf0768d3156dbd23 - https://thehill.com/homenews/4522210-us-embassy-in-haiti-begins-evacuations-amid-heightened-gang-violence/ - https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/3/10/us-military-airlifts-some-embassy-personnel-from-haiti-bolsters-security - https://www.politico.com/news/2024/03/10/us-military-evacuates-staff-embassy-haiti-00146148

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