Stories in the media of mothers and fathers giving away their children for a ‘better life in the US’ continue to appear. Stories like this one also raise the question on whether ‘orphans’ are really orphans as their daughter is placed in a local orphanage. A study by Save the Children found that 4 out of 5 children in orphanges actually had one living parent. The right questions are not asked regarding the social violence and injustices which force parents into situations whereby they feel they have to give up their children and undergo the pain of such a separation? Why is it so easy to take advantage of vulnerable Haitian women and children and what levels of coercion are taking place? What really happens to many of these children? Right now the numbers for people living under food insecurity are over 2 million.My host, community organiser and educator, Rea Dol believes these figures are an under estimation and I myself regularly meet people who have not eaten or under eater for days. But families in crisis need support to keep their children but instead of struggling with the people, saviors assault their dignity’.
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