Three more of World Vision’s foreign aid workers released in Haiti

Three more employees of U.S.-based group World Vision who were held hostage in Haiti for more than a week were released early Wednesday.

World Vision said the employees were released unharmed.

The group confirmed Monday that the employees were among six people being held captive. Two Christian educators and four nurses were released Saturday.

The group, which has locations in nearly 20 countries, said no ransom was paid for the release of the staff members. The country’s prime minister said the money was a loan from the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola.

The group announced earlier this year that it was increasing the number of locations where staff members can operate by 50 percent from four to six and opening a third site in the Eastern Mediterranean.

In Haiti, World Vision also has reopened its Shabani refugee camp in the northwest of the country, which has 1,600 displaced people. It had been evacuated because of concerns over a food supply.

In a news release about the opening of the camp, World Vision said it “continues to work closely with the Government of Haiti and other partner agencies to address continuing food and water challenges.”

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that works to alleviate poverty and support education for children in more than 90 countries around the world.

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