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February 24, 2024 at 5:47 PM

A teacher and 6 members of a religious congregation have been kidnapped in Haiti, officials say

They were taken while gathered in front of a school in the capital.
February 24, 2024 at 5:47 PM
3 months ago

'The Forgotten Crisis,' Part 2: Haitians struggle to survive

Cut off from food and other resources, Haitians are left to make excruciating decisions.
3 months ago
'The Forgotten Crisis,' Part 2: Haitians struggle to survive
3 months ago

'The Forgotten Crisis,' Part 1: Gang violence overwhelms Haiti amid political turmoil

Since the 2021 assassination of Haiti’s president, gangs have paralyzed the country. A vigilante group called the Bwa Kale is fighting back, but the nation’s problems only seem to worsen.
3 months ago
'The Forgotten Crisis,' Part 1: Gang violence overwhelms Haiti amid political turmoil
3 months ago

Haitian gang leader accused of helping kidnap, kill Americans added to FBI's Most Wanted Fugitives list

The FBI is offering $2 million for information leading to his capture.
3 months ago
Haitian gang leader accused of helping kidnap, kill Americans on FBI Most Wanted list
6 months ago

American nurse who was kidnapped in Haiti releases new video after rescue

In an online video, Alix Dorsanvil, who was taken by gang members with her daughter in July, told her captors that she doesn't hold a grudge against them and everything she said to them was sincere.
6 months ago
American nurse who was kidnapped in Haiti releases new video after rescue
6 months ago

Haiti kidnap victim speaks out

The New Hampshire nurse who was kidnapped and later freed by a notorious Haitian gang now says she holds “no grudges” against her former captors. ABC News’ Derricke Dennis has more.
6 months ago
Haiti kidnap victim speaks out
7 months ago

American woman, child freed after being kidnapped in Haiti last month

Alix Dorsainvil was kidnapped from the ministry where she worked.
7 months ago
American woman, child freed after being kidnapped in Haiti last month
7 months ago

American woman, child freed after being kidnapped in Haiti

Alix Dorsainvil and her young child have been freed after being kidnapped in Haiti roughly two weeks ago.
7 months ago
American woman, child freed after being kidnapped in Haiti
7 months ago

US nurse, daughter freed from kidnappers in Haiti

ABC News’ Matt Rivers and Mick Mulroy break down the latest details on the release of Alix Dorsainvil and her daughter after they were released from Haiti.
7 months ago
US nurse, daughter freed from kidnappers in Haiti
7 months ago

Alix Dorsainvil and her child freed and confirmed safe after being kidnapped in Haiti

Dorsainvil and her young daughter were taken from the El Roi compound outside of Port-au-Prince on July 27 and had been held since then.
7 months ago
Alix Dorsainvil and her child freed and confirmed safe after being kidnapped in Haiti
7 months ago

American woman, child freed after kidnapping in Haiti

An American woman and her child have been freed after being held hostage in Haiti for the past two weeks.
7 months ago
American woman, child freed after kidnapping in Haiti
7 months ago

Search for American nurse and daughter grows more desperate

Alix Dorsainvil and her young daughter were kidnapped from their community ministry near Port-Au-Prince on the same day the State Department reissued a travel advisory for the region.
7 months ago
Search for American nurse and daughter grows more desperate
7 months ago

Concerns grow over Americans kidnapped in Haiti

Alix Dornsainvil, a nurse working with a humanitarian group, and her child have reportedly been kidnapped, officials said.
7 months ago
Concerns grow over Americans kidnapped in Haiti
7 months ago

Search for US woman and her child kidnapped in Haiti

Alix Dorsainvil and her child were reportedly kidnapped Thursday morning near Port-Au-Prince while working for a Christian humanitarian aid organization.
7 months ago
Search for US woman and her child kidnapped in Haiti
7 months ago

Haiti's gang violence worsens humanitarian crisis amid political turmoil

Gang violence has overwhelmed Haiti amid political turmoil.
7 months ago
Haiti's gang violence worsens humanitarian crisis: 'No magic solution'
7 months ago

What Haiti has to do right now to escape crisis amid government instability

The instability of Haiti’s government and police has left many to wonder if the country is capable of providing security on their own.
7 months ago
Haiti confronts challenges, solutions amid government instability
7 months ago

Rare glimpse inside neighborhood at the center of Haiti's gang war

Haitians are leaving their homes in droves for a better life in the U.S.
7 months ago
Rare glimpse inside neighborhood at the center of Haiti's gang war
7 months ago

Millions in Haiti starve as food, blocked by gangs, rots on the ground

Almost half the people in Haiti do not get enough food to eat daily, according to the World Food Program.
7 months ago
Millions in Haiti starve as food, blocked by gangs, rots on the ground
7 months ago

American nurse and her child kidnapped in Haiti

Alix Dorsainvil was working alongside her husband for El Roi Haiti, a Christian charity, when she was abducted near the capital city of Port-au-Prince.
7 months ago
American nurse and her child kidnapped in Haiti
7 months ago

American nurse and her child reportedly kidnapped in Haiti

As gangs terrorize civilians in Haiti, the U.S. State Department issued a "do not travel" advisory and ordered all non-emergency government workers to leave.
7 months ago
American nurse and her child reportedly kidnapped in Haiti
7 months ago

American woman and her child kidnapped in Haiti, organization says

A New Hampshire woman and her child have been kidnapped in Haiti, according to a faith-based humanitarian organization where the mother works as a nurse.
7 months ago
American woman and her child kidnapped in Haiti, organization says
8 months ago

Hospital in Haiti suspends treatment after armed men storm facility, forcibly remove gunshot victim

ABC News visited the hospital recently, speaking to nurses and patients about the unprecedented levels of gang violence plaguing Haiti’s capital city.
8 months ago
Armed men storm Haiti medical facility, forcibly remove patient
9 months ago

Haiti fights for its life in the streets: Reporter's notebook

At least 80% of Haiti's capital city is controlled by gangs.
9 months ago
Haiti fights for its life in the streets: Reporter's notebook
9 months ago

Haiti faces gang violence, growing humanitarian crisis

ABC News' Matt Rivers traveled with aid workers into one of the most dangerous spots in the world, where gang violence and famine have led to a humanitarian crisis.
9 months ago
Haiti faces gang violence, growing humanitarian crisis
10 months ago

UN estimates gangs now control around 80% of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

Plus, authorities in Cuba are rationing gas sales amid a fuel shortage, and a U.K. zoo is looking for a "Seagull Deterrent Assistant."
10 months ago
UN estimates gangs now control around 80% of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
1 year ago

American couple being held at ransom in Haiti, family says: 'We told them not to go'

An American couple visiting Haiti is being held at ransom after being kidnapped on a bus more than a week ago, according to their family.
1 year ago
American couple being held at ransom in Haiti, family says: 'We told them not to go'
1 year ago

American couple kidnapped for ransom in Haiti

Family members of the kidnapped couple say they are in contact with the FBI to bring the two home.
1 year ago
American couple kidnapped for ransom in Haiti
1 year ago

Family of American couple held for ransom in Haiti speaks out

The family is fighting to get their loved ones back from Haiti who may be held for ransom by gangs.
1 year ago
Family of American couple held for ransom in Haiti speaks out
1 year ago

American couple held hostage in Haiti

Family members of the couple say they were kidnapped while visiting relatives near Port-au-Prince.
1 year ago
American couple held hostage in Haiti
1 year ago

What we've learned from the latest charges in plot to kill Haitian president

In total, seven suspects are now in U.S. custody and facing charges related to the July 2021 assassination of Jovenel Moïse, including the four arraigned Wednesday.
1 year ago
What we've learned from the latest charges in plot to kill Haitian president
1 year ago

'Every day you're hopeless': Haitians eye foreign help warily as gangs, cholera outbreak take toll

The United Nations Security Council on Monday heard of two resolutions drafted by the United States and Mexico to address Haiti's current situation.
1 year ago
Haiti asks for international help amid worsening crisis
1 year ago

Humanitarian crisis in Haiti reaches all-time high

Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe joins ABC News Live to discuss the proposed U.N. security response to the gang crisis and the other issues Haiti is facing.
1 year ago
Humanitarian crisis in Haiti reaches all-time high
2 years ago

Illegal weapons smuggling from US to Haiti surges: Officials

U.S. authorities in South Florida are stepping up efforts to crackdown on a recent surge in weapons smuggling to Haiti and the Caribbean.
2 years ago
Illegal weapons smuggling from US to Haiti surges: Officials
2 years ago

Gang violence, inflation, food insecurity deepen Haiti crisis

Gang violence, inflation and food insecurity has deepened the crisis in Haiti.
2 years ago
Gang violence, inflation, food insecurity deepen Haiti crisis
2 years ago

Over 100 Haitian migrants land in Florida Keys on single boat

About 150 Haitian migrants landed in Florida by boat after a dangerous trek on a single vessel.
2 years ago
Over 100 Haitian migrants land in Florida on single boat
2 years ago

ABC News Exclusive: Haiti kidnapping survivor breaks his silence

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with Christian Aid Ministry member Austin Smucker about his harrowing experience surviving a kidnapping in Haiti.
2 years ago
ABC News Exclusive: Haiti kidnapping survivor breaks his silence
2 years ago

Haiti kidnapping survivor gives 1st TV interview

Austin Smucker, 27, described the moment he and 16 others were taken hostage by Haitian gang 400 Mawozo while on a missionary trip in October 2020.
2 years ago
Haiti kidnapping survivor gives 1st TV interview
2 years ago

Haitian hostages describe daring escape to freedom

Marcus Moore reports on new details about the missionaries who were held captive in Haiti for two months and are now free after reportedly making a daring overnight escape.
2 years ago
Haitian hostages describe daring escape to freedom
2 years ago

12 missionaries freed from hostage in Haiti

The remaining 12 hostages from a U.S.-based missionary group held hostage by a Haitian gang were released, authorities confirmed on Thursday.
2 years ago
12 missionaries freed from hostage in Haiti
2 years ago

Haitian gang releases remaining hostages from US-based missionary group

A Haitian gang on Thursday released its remaining hostages from US-based missionary group.
2 years ago
Haitian gang releases remaining hostages from US-based missionary group
2 years ago

ABC NEWS LIVE: All 12 remaining hostages in Haiti have been released

Plus, at least 21 tornadoes were reported across the U.S. heartland overnight with Minnesota having its first December tornado ever, and influential scholar and poet Bell Hooks dies at 69 years old.
2 years ago
ABC NEWS LIVE: All 12 remaining hostages in Haiti have been released
2 years ago

2 missionaries released after being kidnapped in Haiti

Two of the 17 Christian missionaries who were kidnapped by a Haitian gang in October have been released, according to an Ohio-based ministry.
2 years ago
2 missionaries released after being kidnapped in Haiti
2 years ago

2 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti released, ministry says

Two of the Christian missionaries who were kidnapped in Haiti last month have been released, according to the ministry.
2 years ago
2 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti released, ministry says
2 years ago

2 of 17 Christian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti freed

The missionaries, 16 Americans, 1 Canadian and their Haitian driver were abducted by a notorious Haitian gang in October.
2 years ago
2 of 17 Christian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti freed
2 years ago

Effort to rescue 17 kidnapped Americans in Haiti continues

The FBI made contact with the 400 Mawozo gang, which is accused of kidnapping 17 missionaries and holding them hostage for $1M per person ransom.
2 years ago
Effort to rescue 17 kidnapped Americans in Haiti continues
2 years ago

Former prime minister discusses Haiti’s ongoing hostage crisis

The former prime minister of Haiti spoke about the recent kidnapping of missionaries and how the country became a dangerous place for its citizens and travelers.
2 years ago
Former prime minister discusses Haiti’s ongoing hostage crisis
2 years ago

Efforts intensify to free kidnapped missionaries in Haiti

Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed to do everything possible to secure the release of the hostages who were kidnapped Saturday by a gang while doing missionary work.
2 years ago
Efforts intensify to free kidnapped missionaries in Haiti
2 years ago

Compounding recent turmoil in Haiti, a Christian missionary group is kidnapped

After the assassination of president Jovenel Moise and an earthquake that killed 2,200, Haiti is once again the focus of attention after a group of 17 people, including children, were kidnapped.
2 years ago
Compounding recent turmoil in Haiti, a Christian missionary group is kidnapped
2 years ago

Gang demands millions of dollars in ransom after kidnapping 17 missionaries

The missionaries had been visiting an orphanage when they were abducted by the gang at a checkpoint during an airport run on Saturday.
2 years ago
Gang demands millions of dollars in ransom after kidnapping 17 missionaries
2 years ago

17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries confirmed that 16 Americans and one Canadian, including five children, were on their way back from an orphanage on Saturday when they were abducted by gang members.
2 years ago
17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti