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Travel alert: The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office recommends against all travel to the Carrefour, Cite Soleil, Martissant and Bel Air neighbourhoods in Port-Au-Prince, please check with your relevant national government.

Introducing Port-Au-Prince

Port-au-Prince has been all but obliviated by the earthquake of January 2010. Several of its major hotels, hospitals and major government buildings (such as the national palace and UN headquarters) were destroyed. The cost in human lives and misery is staggering.

Other than relief and aid efforts, travel to Port-au-Prince should be avoided until the city has had a chance to recover.