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17 American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

17 American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

According to the US-based Christian Aid organization, the kidnapping took place on Saturday morning when the missionaries were on their way home from an orphanage in the capital, Port-au-Prince. People must be on a bus on their way to the city airport at that time.

A group of criminals kidnapped 17 people. Many of the kidnapped children. The warning must have come from people who did not accompany me to the orphanage but who remained at the base of the missionary group in the city.

“Please pray for us!! We are being held hostage, they have kidnapped our driver,” one missionary wrote in a WhatsApp message, according to The Washington Post.

message organization She is now cooperating with the US Embassy to bring people to safety. US media reported that the embassy was aware of the kidnapping report, but did not want to comment further on the incident.

“The welfare and security of American citizens abroad is a top priority for the State Department,” a government spokesperson told the Associated Press.

Haiti already has major problems with gangs carrying out kidnappings for ransom. After a turbulent summer, when a strong earthquake hit the country and killed President Jovenel Moise, the number plummeted. But a new peak can now be seen in the stats, according to The Guardian.

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