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Update on Haiti orphanage & signs of hope

For the past 15 months, we and five other partnering organizations have been investigating the Son of God Orphanage in Carrefour, Haiti. This weekend, we confirmed our suspicions: the children were being trafficked, and the evidence points back to the orphanage. As part of a police-led operation…
By Seth Barnes

For the past 15 months, we and five other partnering organizations have been investigating the Son of God Orphanage in Carrefour, Haiti.

This weekend, we confirmed our suspicions: the children were being trafficked, and the evidence points back to the orphanage. As part of a police-led operation in July, the director was convicted and imprisoned for trafficking. Haitian investigators have told our team the evidence suggests organs are being trafficked, as well.

Numerous photos reveal extreme physical abuse and neglect for the children still at the orphanage. Both American and Haitian doctors have documented cases of severe burns and broken bones. As this was brought to our attention, some of our team members had to act.

On October 10, American volunteers visited the Son of God and removed children with late-stage starvation from the premises, bringing them to local doctors. The doctors said that without such intervention, the children could have died.

After bringing these facts to the attention of government officials, several people received threats from those associated with the current orphanage leadership, a fact which was documented by the Haitian police.
 
Yesterday, we saw several breakthroughs with the media, including the CNN producer we’d been petitioning who responded to our appeals via Twitter. Today, we’re talking with several other news groups. So many of you responded to our first petition that Change.org contacted us, encouraging us to start a second petition.
 
In a situation that seems hopeless beyond comprehension, we’re beginning to see light break through. We are in contact with several organizations that we personally know to take the 74 children in from Son of God. We’ve done our diligence, and our prayers are being answered.
 
Please continue to pray, sign our most recent petition, and share this with everyone you know. Thank you for all the work you’ve done to bring an end to this injustice.

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