Funding Haitian Orphanages at the Cost of Children’s Rights

Today we take a slight detour from the subject of disability to help raise awareness on a very important issue from one of our partner organisations. Lumos Foundation have produced a report detailing the complex orphanage situation in Haiti. The report gives a thorough account of why the substantial funding going towards the orphanages in Haiti is not necessarily leading to improved conditions for the children and may in some cases be leading to abuse and rights violations.

This detailed report gives some practical advice to donors, volunteers, multi-lateral and bi-lateral partners, and the Government of Haiti on what part they can play in turning this situation around and promote returning to community- and family-based care.

We urge you to read the report and share with your network to raise this important issue.