Issues facing children and woman in Haiti
Haiti, ranked 163 out of 188 countries on the Human Development Index, faces multiple vulnerabilities. The country is exposed to many natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and droughts.
In the past nine years, Haiti has experienced a major earthquake and several hurricanes, including, in 2016, Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm that affected over 2 million people and left 1.4 million in need of humanitarian assistance. Natural disasters exacerbate the vulnerability of the population in a country in which 70 percent of children under 5 years of age live in poor households, and one out of four children under 5 years of age are underdeveloped. Source: UNICEF 2018
This report is wake-up call to the local and international community. At Risk Children – Save the kids’ purpose is to promote, facilitate and develop, by all means at its disposal, the socio-medico-economic relations between the various organizations and target groups concerned with the well-being of orphans and vulnerable children, and to examine all the related problem.
A new generation is ready to move from despair to hope, from dependency to self-reliance and from negative influences to the life-giving knowledge of Christian values. Help children’s dream become a reality is our goal!
“I sometimes wonder how many children we are saving from a life of slavery,” says Dr. Norman B. CARROLL former Chairman of At Risk Children Foundation. “I know in my heart that a good percentage of our kids would have no other option but to go that Child Labor “restaveks” route if we were not here.