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Up to 17 U.S. missionaries and family kidnapped in Haiti - media

WorldOct 17, 2021 06:20AM ET
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PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) -As many as 17 American Christian missionaries and their families, including children, were kidnapped on Saturday by gang members in Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince, U.S. media reported.

The kidnapping happened after the missionaries left an orphanage in the crisis-engulfed Caribbean nation, the New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/16/world/americas/missionaries-kidnap-haiti.html and CNN https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/17/americas/haiti-american-missionary-kidnap-intl-hnk/index.html said.

The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/10/17/haiti-american-missionaries-kidnapped reported that an audio from the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries said “men, women and children” associated with the group were being held by an armed gang.

“The mission field director and the American embassy are working to see what can be done,” the audio was quoted as saying. “Pray that the gang members will come to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.”

The victims included 14 adults and three minors, CNN said, citing an unnamed source in Haiti's security forces.

They were traveling to Titanyen after visiting the orphanage in the Croix des Bouquets area, CNN said. The Times, citing local officials, said the missionaries were taken from a bus headed to the airport to drop off some members of the group before continuing to another destination in Haiti.

The U.S. State Department is aware of the reports, a spokesperson told Reuters but did not offer details. "The welfare and safety of U.S. citizens abroad is one of the highest priorities of the Department of State," the spokesperson said in an email.

The U.S. Embassy in Haiti did not respond to a request for comment outside business hours. A spokeswoman for the Haitian police said she was seeking information on the issue.

Christian Aid Ministries did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A surge in gang violence has displaced thousands and hampered economic activity in the poorest country in the Americas. Violence spiraled after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July and an earthquake in August which killed over 2,000 people.

Up to 17 U.S. missionaries and family kidnapped in Haiti - media
 

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Rodney Dangerfield
Rodney Dangerfield Oct 17, 2021 9:58AM ET
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I remember when they had that hurricane that destroyed their country from what I understand the Red Cross raised over $300 million dollars... all they got was a few bags of food some tents five unlivable houses and a soccer stadium .. but I'm sure they forgot about that by now
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Co Gonz Oct 17, 2021 12:57AM ET
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yikes- that's a great way to have via knock your door down
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John Hat Oct 16, 2021 11:52PM ET
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Literal poo hole country. Christians there trying to help, and they get kidnapped.
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MuraliKrishna Brahmandam Oct 16, 2021 11:52PM ET
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without faith, nothing can happen
 
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