New Hampshire Nurse Kidnapped in Haiti Released, Ministry Says
🔴 Alix Dorsainvil and her daughter were kidnapped on July 29
🔴 El Roi Haiti, the ministry she works for, reported her release
🔴 Details about her release were not disclosed by El Roi Haiti or the State Department
Alix Dorsainvil and her daughter have been released by kidnappers in Haiti, according to a statement by the organization she works for.
The pair were kidnapped on July 29 from the El Roi Haiti campus in Port au Prince. Dorsainvil, who is married to the organization's founder and director, is the group's school and community nurse.
She is from Middleton, New Hampshire, attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, and graduated from Regis College in Massachusetts.
"It is with a heart of gratitude and immense joy that we at El Roi Haiti confirm the safe release of our staff member and friend, Alix Dorsainvil and her child who were held hostage in Port au Prince, Haiti. Today we are praising God for answered prayer," the organization said in a statement on their website. "We praise God that He has proven Himself faithful as He restores, supports, and strengthens Alix and her family, the ministry of El Roi Haiti, and the community that Alix has impacted - and continues to impact - with her ministry in Haiti"
Neither the group nor the U.S. State Department disclosed details of their release, including whether a ransom was paid.
"We have no greater priority than the safety of US citizens overseas. As you can imagine, these individuals have been through a very difficult ordeal, both physically and mentally," the State Department said in a statement.
Following her kidnapping, a "do not travel" travel advisory was issued by the State Department due to "kidnapping, crime, civil unrest, and poor health care infrastructure." Family members of U.S. government employees, non-emergency U.S. government employees, and U.S. citizens were advised to leave the country as soon as possible.