2 of 17 missionary hostages released in Haiti, unclear if includes Canadian

Two of 17 kidnapped members of a missionary group have been freed in Haiti and are protected, “in good spirits and being cared for,” their Ohio-based church group introduced Sunday.

Christian Aid Ministries issued a press release saying it couldn’t give the names of these released, why they have been freed or different data.

“While we rejoice at this release, our hearts are with the 15 people who are still being held,” the group mentioned.

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Canadian amongst 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti, non secular group says

The missionaries have been kidnapped by the 400 Mawozo gang on Oct. 16. There are 5 youngsters in the group of 16 U.S. residents and one Canadian. Their Haitian driver additionally was kidnapped.

It is just not clear if the Canadian has been released. Global News has contacted Global Affairs Canada however has not acquired a response on the time of publishing.

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The chief of 400 Mawozo gang has threatened to kill the hostages until the gang’s calls for are met. Authorities have mentioned the gang was demanding $1 million per particular person, though it wasn’t instantly clear that included the youngsters in the group.

The U.S. authorities has urged U.S. residents to go away Haiti as a result of of the nation’s deepening insecurity and the extreme lack of gasoline. Canada introduced Friday it was pulling all however important personnel from its embassy.

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