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Haiti, One Year After the Earthquake

Posted on May 18th, 2011

It has been over a year since the devastating earthquake struck Haiti. While the media’s attention has shifted to more recent world events, the most vulnerable children of Haiti continue to face severe malnutrition, lack of healthcare, abandonment and neglect. UNICEF estimated there were 380,000 orphans in Haiti before the earthquake. It is believed that post earthquake that number has doubled. Sadly, according to USAID, the U.S. Agency for International Development, many of the children have been abandoned or simply left on the street by their parents because of extreme poverty or disease. Haiti’s shattered infrastructure has left families who were already very poor with even fewer resources to survive. However, in times of tragedy, unexpected heroes have emerge. Jesika Bishop, a 26 year…

A New Hope

Posted on May 5th, 2011

This week has seen a frenzy of obsession over the US military mission that resulted in the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the world’s most wanted man. Amid the vast array of opinions about every facet of the operation there is an over arching sense that we can move on here in the United States. Photo Ira Block A week ago the task of finding Osama Bin Laden seemed to be an impossible one that was never going to come to fruition. Just shy of ten years is a long time. Unbeknownst to the American people, the intelligence services had indeed located Bin Laden and were conferring with President Obama about how best to proceed. The President acted quickly and decisively. In spite of…