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The Haiti Family Care Network will be providing opportunities for collaboration, advocacy, resource sharing and educational forums/training for organizations working with children, youth, families and communities in Haiti.
Record numbers of Haitians are seeking asylum in Mexico because they have no other option.
Through November 18, as many as 1,541 Haitians have been intercepted by U.S. coast guards and returned to Haiti from the Dominican Republic, including 153 pregnant women, nine nursing mothers and 128 children, said the Support Group for Refugees and Returnees (GARR) rep.
Following the recent caravan of Haitian migrants that arrived at the southern border of the United States, thousands of them have been sent back to the Caribbean nation, including hundreds of minors who were born in other Latin American countries and are citizens of those nations.
Nearly 170 Haitian children arrived in Port-au-Prince with their parents October 9, 2021, after being expelled from Cuba mainly and the U.S., according to UNICEF. Most of the children are from southwestern Haiti and left two to three weeks after the August earthquake in an attempt to reach the U.S.
Several UN agencies issued a joint statement calling for greater protection and a comprehensive regional approach for Haitians on the move, including accompanied and unaccompanied and separated children.
This article offers a critical cultural reading of narratives on family reunification in Haiti in social media and advocacy discourse, revealing how this approach privileges Northern assumptions about proper parenting and family life.
Haitian prosecutors have begun a criminal investigation into children's homes run by the Church of Bible Understanding in the United States, which held 154 children at the time of a February 13th fire that killed 13 children, according to this article from the Associated Press.
A fire tore through a children’s group home in Haiti Thursday night, killing at least 15 children at a facility run by a U.S.-based Christian organization, according to UNICEF.
According to this article from the International Business Times, the government of Haiti "is pushing to deinstitutionalize children so as to avoid the darkest sides of orphanage life -- trafficking of kids or even worse abuse."