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Caring for Haiti’s Children

The country's earthquake focuses more attention on its orphans.
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Before Haiti's earthquake, the CIA World Factbook recorded 38.1 percent of Haiti's population at 14 years and younger. Many were already orphans. Many more are newly orphaned, roaming the streets.

When Reuters reported on the religious songs rising into the night from groups of people huddled together, the reporter said that despite the songs, "the jarring shrieks and sobs of injured children – some lying in the street clutching bloody gashes – are a haunting reminder of the untended suffering in Haiti."

The Rescue Center of Real Hope for Haiti posted photos of two children pulled from the rubble of their school the day after the earthquake. The children could not remember their names or parents. No one has come looking for them.

20/20 posted a series on the children of Haiti, already at risk before the earthquake.

Orphans spared

Diane Sawyer interviewed Lisa Buxman of Heartline ministries for ABC News. When the walls of the orphanage where Lisa worked collapsed, she moved the 20 children ...

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