Three American missionaries died at the hands of armed bandits who attacked an orphanage housing dozens of children at Lison 49, in Plaine, north of Port-au-Prince, under the control of armed gangs for several months, confirmed this Friday, May 24. of 2024, the Missions in Haiti organization. Two of them are the daughter and son-in-law of the legislator of the US state of Missouri Ben Baker, as reported by the politician himself through social networks.

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“My heart is broken into a thousand pieces. I have never felt this kind of pain,” the Republican legislator, a member of the local state House of Representatives, wrote on Facebook.

Baker’s daughter, Natalie, and her husband, Davy Lloyd, were in the country serving as missionaries when they were attacked by an armed gang.

Haiti is experiencing a spiral of violence with massacres, attacks, rapes and kidnappings at the hands of powerful armed gangs, a situation that has worsened since the end of last February.

“They went to heaven together. Please pray for my family, we desperately need strength. And pray for the Lloyd family as well. I have no other words right now,” added Legislator Baker.

The news was shared through social networks by former president and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (2017-2021).

“God bless Davy and Natalie. What a tragedy. Haiti is totally out of control. Find the killers NOW!!!”wrote the Republican in Truth Social.

In March, the US State Department issued a travel advisory urging Americans not to travel to Haiti due to its “unpredictable and dangerous” security conditions.

Natalie and Davy married in August 2022 and moved to Haiti three months later, according to the young woman’s Instagram account.

On social networks it is seen how they worked mainly with Haitian children for the NGO Missions in Haiti Inc., which was founded by Davy’s parents, David and Alicia Lloyd, in 2000.

The interim Government of Haiti announced last Wednesday that it is extending the curfew for seven more days in the department of Oeste, where the capital is located and where the state of emergency is also in force to try to stop the violence.

The curfew accompanies the state of emergency extended for one month between May 9 and June 8 with the aim of restoring order and taking appropriate measures to regain control of the situation in the face of the high levels of insecurity caused by the armed gangs that control much of Port-au-Prince and other areas.

To help stop violence in Haiti, where last year insecurity caused some 8,000 deaths, A multinational security support mission will imminently arrive in this Caribbean country, led by Kenya and approved by the UN.

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