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November 22, 2021

The United States based missionary group, Christian Aid Ministries says that two of the 17 abducted members of a missionary group in Haiti, have been released.

In a statement on Sunday, the organisation based in the state of Ohio, said that the two members are “in good spirits and being cared for.”

Christian Aid however said that it could not give the names of those released, why they were freed or other information.

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

The missionaries were kidnapped by the 400 Mawozo gang on October 16.

There are five children in the group of 16 US citizens and one Canadian. Their Haitian driver also was abducted.

The leader of 400 Mawozo gang has threatened to kill the hostages unless the gang’s demands are met.

Authorities have said the gang was demanding US$1 million per person, although it wasn’t immediately clear if that included the children in the group.

The US government has urged all citizens to leave Haiti because of the country’s deepening insecurity and the severe lack of fuel. On Friday, the Government of Canada announced that it was pulling all but essential personnel from its embassy.

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