Author Mitch Albom evacuated from Haiti amid gang violence and unrest

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American writer Mitch Albom was evacuated from Haiti amid ongoing pack unit and unrest.

Albom, 65, was visiting his orphanage Have Faith Haiti erstwhile he recovered himself stranded.

"The airports were closed, nan ports were closed, nan roads were closed and abruptly we had nary measurement out," nan "Tuesdays pinch Morrie" writer said.

Albom was among a mini group of group airlifted Tuesday retired of nan country's superior of Port-au-Prince, nan halfway of nan civilian disorder. He is now backmost connected American soil, he said successful an Instagram post.

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"A group of america from Have Faith Haiti, including my woman and myself, were evacuated overnight from Haiti, wherever we had been sheltering successful spot since a authorities of emergency was declared," he wrote.

"I had a work to bring location 8 awesome volunteers who were moving pinch us. But my wife's and my hearts ache for our kids still there," Albom continued. "Saying goodbye to them this clip was horribly difficult. We believe for thief successful making their state safe for them again and we will beryllium backmost pinch them nan infinitesimal it is possible."

Have Faith Haiti is operated by A Hole successful nan Roof Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Albom.

The journalist and writer said he considered himself "luckier than a batch of others" and asked group to believe for those still successful Haiti.

"My woman and I are safe tonight. Many Americans, Canadians, and others who ate still stuck are not," Albom said. "The group of Haiti are not. I dream our attraction tin move to them and really we tin thief reconstruct bid and information to a beautiful state and its people, including our kids, who merit truthful overmuch better."

The U.S. Southern Command said Wednesday that a fleet-anti-terrorism information team, known arsenic FAST, had been deployed to nan embassy successful Port-au-Prince. The squad of Marines were sent location to thief "maintain beardown information capabilities astatine nan U.S. Embassy" and "conduct alleviation successful spot for our existent Marines, a communal and regular believe worldwide," U.S. Southern Command said.

The move came 1 time aft Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced his resignation.

Minyvonne Burke

Minyvonne Burke is a elder breaking news newsman for NBC News.