‘The Gunfire Never Stops’; Fear Rising

(TheProudRepublic.com) – In a new disturbing failure of the Biden administration to save Americans stranded amid violence abroad, US missionaries in Haiti, whose government is collapsing in the face of an armed rebellion by warlord gangs, are crying out for help.

Gang violence in the failed Caribbean state has been escalating for days, leaving the streets filled with corpses, with Americans in the country complaining there are no rescue efforts in sight, The New York Post reports.

The surge in violence, marked by attacks on police stations and government buildings, broke out on February 29.

The report tells the story of Jill Dolan and her family, who find themselves confined within a temporary lodging in the capital, Port-au-Prince, the center of the turmoil, desperately waiting for evacuation against the backdrop of constant gunfire.

Dolan is actively involved in humanitarian work through her organization, Love A Neighbor, which includes managing an orphanage. She has been in communication with the US Embassy but feels the assistance provided is inadequate.

“Really what they say is like, ‘Be safe.’ I’m just like, ‘Okay, well that’s not really helpful,’” Dolan revealed.

“My fear is that we will be caught in the middle of something really dangerous. We’re already on the front lines of it, we’re in a bad area. It’s kind of depressing. The gunfire never stops,” she added.

The Haitian capital’s societal structures have disintegrated, with armed gang members and looters patrolling the area, The Post points out.

The ensuing chaos has prompted mass exodus. Numerous reports mention the accumulation of bodies in public spaces, an issue compounded by the lack of efforts to manage the situation.

Lynn and Miriam Cinotti, colleagues of Dolan, are similarly stranded but in a locality currently under a state of emergency.

Despite their wish to depart, their plans are thwarted by the closure of international airports due to the ongoing violence and threats.

In response to the crisis, the US military conducted an airlift for embassy staff and has been tasked with bolstering security at the embassy premises.

“Nobody’s reached out to us or anything. And then of course, when we saw the non-essential workers get picked up, we were thinking well, maybe they’re going to come back and start evacuating Port-au-Prince and then have a plane for everyone else,” said Cinotti, who came to Haiti to help rescue 80 girls from gang violence.

“We’re worried because we’re in a country where we don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s unpredictable what’s going on, we don’t know,” she added, saying she was especially worried about her diabetic husband.

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