Following the departure of President Aristide, in February 2004, the population displacement has migrated from urban centers to countryside and vice versa, seeking protection and subsistence. The recently constructed Good Shepherd orphanage in Port-au-Prince was burnt, and ransacked. forcing the children to be removed from Port-au-Prince, to Cape-Rouge, Jacmel, a safer environment
In partnership with One Family International “OFI” and community volunteers, ARCF has constructed a rooftop water catchment system with a 30,000 gallon reservoir to serve very many families in the surrounding area. This has resulted in clean water, and ARCF has provided food, clothes, all necessities and ongoing support for these families. Then, the 2008 series of back to back Hurricanes, (Fay on August 15 and 16, Gustave on August 26, Hanna on September 1, and Ike on September 6 and 7 hit Haiti’s southern region particularly Jacmel. Haiti’s children would face an uncertain future in the midst of such devastation.