Christian Aid Department A statement was issued saying that it was unable to provide the names of those who were released, the reasons for their release, or other information.
The organization said: “Although we are happy for this release, our hearts are with the 15 people who are still in custody.”
The missionary was kidnapped by the 400 Mawozo gang on October 16. Among the 16 American citizens and one Canadian citizen, there are 5 children. Their Haitian driver was also kidnapped.
The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang threatened to kill the hostages unless the gang’s demands were met. The authorities stated that the group asked for US$1 million per person, but it is not clear whether children are included.
The U.S. government has urged U.S. citizens to leave Haiti Due to the growing insecurity and severe lack of fuel in the country. Canada announced on Friday that it will withdraw all but essential personnel from its embassy.
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