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Yolanda Memorial and Learning Center to rise in Tacloban
“The memorial will tell our story: A story of a people who lost so much, yet were determined to rise above the unparalleled disaster, showing the world their resilience and faith; a people fired up with courage, strengthened by humor and buoyed up by overwhelming help, sympathy and prayers from all corners of the world,” its rationale added….
Charities and voluntourism fuelling ‘orphanage crisis’ in Haiti, says NGO
Charitable givers from the US who believe they are helping Haitian orphans are instead funding the abuse and neglect of children at orphanages in the Caribbean country, a report from the NGO Lumos has found.
At least 30,000 children live in privately-run orphanages in Haiti, a country that has suffered multiple natural disasters displacing many families.
More than a third of Haiti’s 752 orphanages are funded by donations from abroad amounting to $70m (£54m), 92% of which comes from philanthropic and charity givers in the US.
But an estimated 80% of the children living in these facilities are not actually orphaned: they have one or more living parent…
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