Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

45 percent of the population in Haiti are children. Many tens of thousands have lost their parents, homes, and schools.

Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Two weeks after the quake, humanitarian groups are prioritizing and tending to the most needy, but thousands of children are sleeping on the streets, foraging for food and suffering nightmares.

UNICEF: Visit unicefusa.org/haitiquake or call (800)4UNICEF
Red Cross: Visit redcross.org or call (800REDCROSS
World Vision: Visit worldvision.org or call (888)511-6598
Americares: Visit americares.org or call (800)486-4357

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  1. January 27, 2010 -

    It was heartbreaking to hear of the number of newly orphaned children in Haiti. I can't even imagine the fear, grief, and confusion that these children are feeling but I hope the U.S. can maintain the momentum of the fundraising efforts.

  2. January 28, 2010 -

    We Americans have short attention spans. I made a contribution to UNICEF, and they've been sending me email updates. The cynic in me knows that it's a fund raiser, but I do like being kept abreast of the progress after attention wanes.