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Haiti Kidnappings Live Updates: US issues level 4 travel advisory for Haiti amid 'widespread: kidnappings

Haiti Kidnappings Live Updates: US seeks release of 17 missionaries kidnapped by notorious gang

10/18/2021 5:39:00 PM

Haiti Kidnapping s Live Updates: US seeks release of 17 missionaries kidnapped by notorious gang

Officials believe the 400 Mawozo gang is responsible for the recent spike in kidnappings in Hatiti. Follow News week's liveblog for all the latest.

Live UpdatesA notorious Haitian gang abducted 17 people from a U.S.-based missionary organization east of Port-au-Prince Saturday, Haitian police inspector Frantz Champagne toldThe Associated Press.The 400 Mawozo abducted 16 American citizens, one Canadian from the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries. A total of five children, seven women and five men were taken in the Croix des Bouquets suburb while they visited an orphanage, according to the group.

"Join us in praying for those who are being held hostage, the kidnappers and the families, friends and churches of those affected," Christian Aid Ministries said in a statement."As an organization, we commit this situation to God and trust him to see us through."

The 400 Mawazo was blamed for kidnapping a group of Catholic priests and nuns earlier this year. They were eventually released.The U.S. State Department said in a statement it is working with Haitian authorities on this investigation.This comes as violence and civil unrest mount in Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in July and a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 2,200 people in August.

There is a demonstration scheduled Monday to protest the nation's lack of security, theAPreported.Follow Newsweek's liveblog for the latest updates.A notorious gang kidnapped 17 Christian missionaries outside Port-au-Prince amid rising unrest. Above, the Cayes Sacred Heart Church is seen with large cracks in it's facade after the earthquake hit on August 14, 2021 in Les Cayes, southwest Haiti.

STANLEY LOUIS/AFP via Getty Images10:43 AM EDTU.S. issues Level 4 travel advisory for Haiti amid kidnappingThe U.S. Embassy in Haiti has issued a Level 4"do not travel" advisory for the country after 16 U.S. citizens were kidnapped outside Port-au-Prince.

The advisory cites"kidnapping, crime, civil unrest and COVID-19.""Kidnapping is widespread and victims regularly include U.S. citizens," the advisory said."Kidnappers may use sophisticated planning or take advantage of unplanned opportunities, and even convoys have been attacked. Kidnapping cases often involve ransom negotiations and U.S. citizen victims have been physically harmed during kidnappings. Victim's families have paid thousands of dollars to rescue their family members."

State Department confirmed it is working with local authorities in the investigation. Read more: Newsweek »

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17 missionaries, including 5 children, kidnapped in Haiti, ministry saysSeventeen missionaries, including five children, have been kidnapped in Haiti , according to the ministry the group is affiliated with. That is some bullshit. My tax dollars shouldn't be wasted on an attempt to indoctrinate people. Why isn't Jesus just saving them? Thank you usa all their guns come from United states of america.

Notorious gang blamed for kidnapping U.S. missionaries in HaitiDEVELOPING: Group of 16 American missionaries, among them 5 children, kidnapped in Haiti over the weekend are being held by one of the country's most notorious gangs, senior Haiti an official says. Hope they find them & send in our Special Forces to save them and get them out of county quickly.

US, Haiti seek release of 17 missionaries snatched by gangPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — U.S. officials are working with Haiti an authorities to try to secure the release of 12 adults and five children with a U.S.-based missionary group who were abducted over the weekend by a gang notorious for killings, kidnappings and extortion. The group was snatched by the 400 Mawozo gang, which controls the Croix-des-Bouquets area east of the capital of Port-au-Prince, police inspector Frantz Champagne told The Associated Press on Sunday. As authorities sought the release of the 16 Americans and one Canadian with the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries, local unions and other organizations expected to launch a strike Monday to protest Haiti ’s worsening lack of security. Yahoo LIKE YOU AREN'T LETTING HAITIAN POSSES ACROSS OUR U.S. BORDERS DAILY!!!!WHAT CAN WE SUSPECT FROM SUCH AS THESE ONCE THEY ARE SAFELY BROUGHT BY BIDEN INTO OUR VERY COMMUNITIES?SEND THEM ALL TO MARYLAND! CHUCKLE!

16 Americans, 1 Canadian among kidnapped Christian missionaries in Haiti- ministries groupSixteen Americans and one Canadian citizen are among the Christian Aid Ministries workers kidnapped in Haiti , according to a statement by the organization on Sunday. The Haitians need to get these people back, who is going to want to go help them when this can happen?

Up to 17 US Christian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti Haiti an officials: 17 American missionaries kidnapped in the country

US religious group says 17 missionaries kidnapped in HaitiSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of 17 U.S. missionaries including children were kidnapped in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident. Leave them there. I think they did it because of America’s treatment to Haitian refugees This gang is about to be demolished by special forces if they don't hand them over.