A group of 17 people, including children, were kidnapped by a gang in Haiti. They sent a voice message to some missions and organizations with knowledge of the incident. The missionary’s car was on its way to the orphanage. The missionary’s car was on its way back from building an orphanage.
This is a prayer where you can ask people to pray for gang members. The message said that they should come to repentance. The field director is working with the U.S.U.S. The embassy and the field director’s family, as well as an unidentified man, stayed at the ministry’s base while everyone else visited the orphanage.
No details are available at this time.
The U.S. govt was aware of the reports about the kidnapping. The safety of U.S.U.S. citizens is a high priority for the government. The government will not comment on this matter, and they won’t tell you more. A U.S.U.S. official told us that they are in touch with the Haitian authorities to find a way to solve this problem.
Haiti has had a rise of kidnappings by gangs, and after the president was shot and killed, there was also an earthquake. Gangs have asked for money to get out of the way. They ask for different amounts, from $200 to more than 1 million dollars.
Last month, a person who is an important part of the church was killed in Port-au-Prince. The person who did it kidnapped the person’s wife. And this has happened to many other people in recent months. At least 328 people have been kidnapped in Haiti so far this year. This is about double the number for all of last year.
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Gangs sometimes kidnap people. They kidnap children, doctors, police officers, and busloads of passengers. Sometimes they even kidnap priests and nuns. This makes people angry. So there is a protest coming on Monday to decry the lack of security for these kidnappings.
There are many problems in Haiti, including problems with food insecurity and malnutrition. There is also political turmoil, the surge in gang violence, and deteriorating socio-economic conditions. The Haitian Police Force can’t solve all of these problems.
On Friday, the U.N.U.N. Security Council voted to keep the U.N.’sU.N.’s political mission in Haiti for a while longer. It is called “mission.”
This is happening just days after U.S.U.S. officials came to Haiti and promised to help the National Police with more money, like $15 million for gangs. The Haitian police now have a hard time because many people are living in shelters, which are not very clean.
Uzra Zeya, the U.S.U.S. undersecretary of state for civilian security, democracy, and human rights, met with Haiti’s police chief.
Violent gangs are bad. It is important to take them down. This will help Haiti to be safe.