A New Hampshire nurse and her child were allegedly kidnapped in Haiti Thursday, according to the non-profit she works for.
Alix Dorsainvil and her child were kidnapped on the morning of July 27 near El Tio Haiti’s Port au Prince campus, the faith-based humanitarian group announced.
“Alix is a deeply compassionate and loving person who considers Haiti her home and the Haitian people her friends and family. Alix has worked tirelessly as our school and community nurse to bring relief to those who are suffering as she loves and serves the people of Haiti in the name of Jesus.” the nonprofit said in a statement on its website.
Alix acts as the group’s health nurse and is married to the organisation’s director, Sandro Dorsainvil.
“My name is Alix. I’m a nurse from New Hampshire, but now I live in Haiti,” says Dorsainvil in a video describing herself on the organization’s website. “Sandro invited me to come to the school to take care of some of the children. He said it was a great need they had.”
The US State Department has issued a travel advisory for Haiti, telling Americans in the country to leave the country, citing threats of kidnapping.
“Kidnapping is widespread, and victims regularly include US citizens. Kidnappers can use sophisticated planning or take advantage of unplanned opportunities, and even convoys have been attacked. Kidnapping cases often involve ransom negotiations, and US citizens have been physically harmed during kidnappings. Victims’ families have paid thousands of dollars to save their family members.” the travel guide said in part.
El Roi Haiti “exists to raise up Haitian leaders who will strengthen families, restore relationships, and build healthy communities that function according to God’s design and purpose,” according to the nonprofit’s mission.
The nonprofit also asked people to refrain from speculating on social media about the situation to protect Alix and her child.
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