Children walk past the Christian Aid Ministries headquarters in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 6, 2021. Seventeen members of the U.S.-based missionary group and their Haitian driver were kidnapped by a gang on October 16 as they left an orphanage where they worked

Two of the 17 After being taken hostage in Haiti last month, American and Canadian missionaries have been released. The take-over group that facilitated their trip to the Caribbean nation has made no comments yet.

"We have learned that two of the hostages in Haiti were released," Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries said in a statement.

Sixteen Americans and a Canadian were kidnapped in Haiti shortly after visiting an orphanage. This highlighted the dire problem of kidnapping in Haiti, which has worsened because of economic crisis and violence.

The officials have said this gang is demanding a $1 million ransom per person in the past. In a recent video posted to YouTube, an alleged gang leader says if his demands are not met, "this is what I will do with hostages."