Haiti Update: Social Unrest
Please pray for the staff and children of One Child Matters in Haiti, as the country experiences widespread social unrest. Our staff in Haiti are carefully monitoring the situation, and we are happy to report that our Hope Centers are currently operating.
One Child Matters has 24 Hope Centers in Haiti where more than 2,400 children are enrolled.
Demonstrations began on February 7 in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and have now spread to other parts of Haiti. The disruptions have also led to an increase in crime.
The people of Haiti have weathered several periods of unrest in recent decades. They have also been battered by natural disasters, including the devastating earthquake in 2010 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
When disasters or unrest erupt anywhere, it’s easy for children, the most vulnerable members of society, to get lost in the turmoil. But every child registered with One Child Matters is part of a loving community where Child Champions are looking out for their well-being. These relationships are an important part of keeping children safe during times of trouble. Through sponsorship, each child also has the special advantage of being prayed for by name.
We are grateful for your prayers and for your care for children in hard places… and hard situations.