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Ben Fox, Associated Press - ABC News,

According to this article from ABC News and the Associated Press, ten senators from the United States have called on the government of Haiti to shut down an orphanage where a number of children being adopted by US families were allegedly sexually abused.

Jacqueline Charles - Miami Herald,

This article from the Miami Herald describes the vulnerability of children in Haiti, particularly along the Haitian-Dominican border, to trafficking, abandonment, and family separation and efforts made to combat child trafficking in the country.

Karen McVeigh - The Guardian,

"The mothers of Haiti’s 'peacekeeper babies' have filed the first legal action against both the UN and individual peacekeeping soldiers in paternity and child support claims," according to this article from the Guardian. 

Lisa Cohen - CNN,

This article from CNN exposes the exploitation that many children experience in Haitian orphanages.

Rudolph Brown - The Gleaner,

A study conducted in two residential care facilities in Jamaica found that one in every three youth in care tested positive for at least one sexually transmitted infection (STI), but laws restrict reproductive health education and enabling access to contraception for young people. 

Erica Virtue - Jamaica Gleaner,

In a recent debate, Jamaica's Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid addressed the number of children living in alternative care in the country: in September 2016, 57 percent of children in care lived in various family-based care settings, while the remaining 43 percent (1,998 children) lived in residential care. 

Catholic Relief Services,


CRS is seeking a Project Director (PD) to ensure timely and quality program design, startup, implementation and management of the 4Children program in Haiti. 

Joanna Gasiorowska - Al Jazeera,

This news report describes how the foreign financing of orphanages in Haiti fuels the growth of a corrupt orphanage industry and enables unregistered institutions in the country to continue operating outside the law.

Jamaica Observer,

The Social and Health Management software (SOHEMA) Child Case Management System (CCMS), a new software system in Jamaica, will allow child protection officers to upload and track cases of children in the child protection system. 

Afton R. Kirk, Christina J. Groark, and Robert B. McCall - Child Maltreatment in Residential Care,

This chapter from Child Maltreatment in Residential Care provides an overview of institutional care in Latin America and the Carribean, describes current efforts toward deinsitutionalization and child care reform in the region, and discusses practical suggestions for further research and reform.