Friday, December 5, 2008

Malnutrition in Haiti

Please check out this article at RHFH Rescue Center. (and check out the rest of the blog as it's very amazing what they do up there! This is the place where I went in June)

It really got my attention as we were just informed today that the Social service department in Haiti found out about a group of children starving to death in Jacmel (southeast Haiti). Their parents were getting so desperate that they were selling their children for 1000Gourdes, about $25 in order to feed the rest of their family. The social service department has asked us and all the other orphanges/creche's to take in a few of these children if possible as they are going to go and remove them from this situation and they need somewhere to place them until they figure out what to do regarding this situation.

50 Children have already died in this area.

There are 70 that need somewhere to go.

We don't know for sure how many kids will be coming to us.

If anyone would like to help to provide the food and medical care that they are going to need, it would be most appreciated.

Please pray for the people of Haiti...they are getting more and more desperate as prices continue to climb.
Please pray for wisdom and longevity for us as we could be getting really busy.


kayder1996 said...

Such sadness

Annerieke said...

oh my! thanks for posting this Lori.