According to World News 380,000 Haitian children were made homeless when their orphanages were destroyed in the earthquake.

Before the earthquake, UNICEF estimates that tens of thousands of Haitian children were being sold as servants to rich Haitians each year.

Developing nations are often unable to provide even the most basic safety for their nations children (child endangerment, slavery, basic care) through the proper writing and passing of laws and standards that all sensible people could agree on. Enforcement is another issue entirely.

Helping third world nations control human trafficking, child prostitution, slavery, and other basic child safety standards is more that a noble endeavor.

It is critical to the success of our communities everywhere.

Without basic human dignity for all of us, the ruined lives and violence spawned by unhealthy, unhappy people impact all of us in some way, & for those in proximity to children that have suffered from its absence in many ways.

The world health organization defines torture as “extended exposure to violence and deprivation”.

Is child abuse and neglect torture?

In the U.S., the law governing the safety of a child in the home is the Imminent Harm Doctrine, which states that a child may be removed from the home if his/her life is endangered by the caregiver.

More on Haitian children;


http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/haiti_statistics.html


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/19/unicef-ambassador-how-can_n_428719.html

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