Three months ago, I wrote about several injustices that were really getting to me.
One of them was the fact that despite the passage of 18 months since the January 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti, hundreds of thousands of Haitians, particularly in the capital, Port-au-Prince, were still living in deplorable conditions under tarps and in tents.
A second one was the fact that human trafficking is the second largest global organized crime today, generating approximately US $31.6 billion each year. That’s the size of the budget of Nigeria in 2010.
Fast forward to today. I’m reading Jeff Goins‘s blog and am blindsided by a report that a Haitian orphanage had been trafficking the children entrusted to its care.
|Photo credit: Megan Boudreaux|
How low can one go?
It often seems that the nightmare that is daily life for so many Haitians has no intention of ending. From the earthquake, the cholera outbreak, and death and damage from hurricanes and tropical storms, to the relentless rainy season, political unrest, and the rising yet underreported phenomena of restavek, (poor children sent to work for wealthier relatives or families under what are often shocking conditions), Haiti’s woes seem interminable.