An American nurse, Alix Dorsainvil and her child have been kidnapped in Haiti.
The age or gender of the child is yet to be disclosed.
A Christian aid charity she worked for, El Roi Haiti, in a statement said she was working in a community ministry near Port-au-Prince when she was taken.
The charity also said it was working to secure the pair’s safe return.
Ms Dorsainvil is understood to be the wife of El Roi Haiti’s director and founder, Sandro Dorsainvil.
According to the report, the US State Department is aware of reports and is in “regular contact” with Haitian authorities.
Officials in Haiti have appealed to the international community to help break the grip of armed gangs on the island.
The incident comes days after the US issued a level-four “do not travel” advisory because of kidnapping, crime, civil unrest, and ‘poor health care infrastructure’ on the island.
The US State Department ordered all non-emergency government personnel and their family members to leave Haiti.
The poorest country in the Americas has been in political crisis since the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in 2021.
Gangs control around 80 percent of the capital, and violent crimes such as kidnappings and armed robbery are common.
Earlier this month, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, called for the creation of a multinational force for Haiti.
Kenya has offered to take the lead, by offering 1,000 police officers to help train local law enforcement.
Any mission will be subject to a mandate from the UN Security Council, and formal authorisation from the Kenyan authorities.
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