Keyword: orphans

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  • Israel to accept 100 children from Syria

    01/25/2017 3:37:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/17 | Gary Willig
    Israel will accept refugees from Syria for the first time since the Syrian Civil War began in 2011, the Nanu10 Hebrew news site reported. Interior Minister Aryeh Deri approved a plan under which Israel will accept 100 children who were orphaned in the civil war. According to the emerging outline, the children will be housed during the first three months of their stay in Israel at a boarding school. They will then attend institutions provided by the Education Ministry, and the state will attempt to place them with foster families in Israel. They will remain in Israel under the status...
  • Parents Tell of Children They Entrusted to Detained Americans

    02/02/2010 9:22:09 PM PST · by GovernmentShrinker · 27 replies · 1,013+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 2, 2010 | Ginger Thompson and Shaila Dewan
    Guerlaine Antoine pushed aside a tub full of laundry, wiped her soapy hands on her T-shirt and rushed barefoot to bring out photos of the 8-year-old boy she entrusted to 10 American Baptists. Do you think I would give this child away? she said . . . An empty house in an unfinished subdivision in Meridian, Idaho, is listed on the nonprofit incorporation papers filed in Idaho for the organization. The address was listed in November on papers Laura Silsby filed to establish New Life as a nonprofit. Two days after the papers were filed, records show, Ms. Silsby sold...
  • In the Shadow of the Sun (TV documentary)

    08/07/2016 12:35:30 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 2 replies
    In the heart of Lake Victoria, three hours from mainland Tanzania, sits Ukerewe Island; home to a large community of people who live with albinism a congenital absence of pigmentation in the skin, eyes and hair. While many albinos are killed at birth or rejected by their families, those who survive risk being murdered for their body parts because of a superstitious belief that they possess medicinal properties. The island's 62-strong albino community has formed a society to share their experiences and to support each other. Told over the course of four years, before, during and after an outbreak...
  • Gowdy -Piercing Response to Obama Equating Concerns Syrian Refugees to Fear ‘Widows Orphans’

    12/04/2015 2:42:28 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov 19, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    Watch Trey Gowdy Give Piercing Response to Obama Equating Concerns About Syrian Refugees to Fear of ‘Widows and Orphans’ Nov. 19, 2015 Fred Lucas Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) responded to President Barack Obama mocking assertion that caution from Republicans over accepting thousands of Syrian refugees is about being scared of widows and orphans. The president says we are scared of widows and orphans,” Gowdy, the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, said Thursday at a hearing on the Syrian refugees. “With all due respect to him, what I’m really afraid of is a foreign policy...

    11/19/2015 11:20:17 AM PST · by bkopto · 164 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 19, 2015 | John Hayward
    In a statement her own campaign Tweeted out as her marquee comment, Clinton declared: "Let's be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism." The UK Daily Mail describes Clinton as "reading her speech at a brisk clip from a teleprompter at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City," but slowing down to mock Republicans over the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism," which "Republicans often accuse President Barack Obama of purposefully avoiding."

    11/19/2015 11:01:27 AM PST · by knarf · 84 replies
    CSPAN ^ | November 19, 2015 | KNARF
    Obama's veto tested
  • 5 foreign nationals arrested on Ohio Turnpike; passports taken

    11/19/2015 2:31:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 148 replies
    WOIO ^ | 11/18/15
    Five foreign nationals were arrested on the Ohio Turnpike, WKBN in Youngstown reported.The arrests happened Friday in Braceville Township in Trumbull County.The Ohio State Highway Patrol said troopers pulled over a car going east on the turnpike for making an improper lane change. During a search, troopers found a machine that helps create and duplicate credit cards, WKBW reported.Jibril Abdiselam, 24; Mohammeddeq Hassan, 27;Mahamoud Mohamed, 26; Zakaria Warsame, 25, and Said Abu were charged with possessing criminal tools and forgery.They are being held in the Trumbull County Jail on $25,000 bond each. All five had to surrender their passports.The suspects...
  • EXCLUSIVE -- REPORT: 8 Syrians Caught at Texas Border in Laredo

    11/18/2015 6:47:09 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 60 replies
    Two federal agents operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are claiming that eight Syrian illegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. The federal agents spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity, however, a local president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) confirmed that Laredo Border Patrol agents have been officially contacting the organization with concerns over reports from other federal agents about Syrians illegally entering the country in the Laredo Sector.
  • Police: Suicide bombers, one of them 11, target Nigeria market

    11/18/2015 2:08:20 PM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | November 18, 2015
    Two bomb attacks in 24 hours -- one of them involving an 11-year-old female suicide bomber -- killed dozens of people and wounded more than 120 others in the Nigerian cities of Yola and Kano, authorities said. At least 31 people were killed and 72 others injured in a bomb blast Tuesday evening in the northeastern city of Yola, Aliyu Maikano, a local Red Cross official, said. -excerpt- The two bombers, who Katsina said were females ages 11 and 18, blew themselves up at about 4 p.m. local time, during the peak of trading, he said. A minivan carrying four...
  • BREAKING: Honduras Arrests 5 Syrians W/ Fake Greek Passports Heading To U.S.A.

    11/18/2015 1:00:11 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 41 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | Nov.18, 2015 | Sundance
    Original title too long - BREAKING: Honduras Arrests Five Syrians With Fake Greek Passports Heading To U.S.A. – Three More Arrested In St. Maarten Two separate incidents with common attributes. Two independent groups of Syrian males traveling on fake Greek passports trying to gain entry into the U.S. The first group of three was identified/captured in Saint Maarten after a flight from Haiti. The second group of five were identified/captured in Honduras. Group #2 – Honduran authorities have detained five Syrian nationals who were trying to reach the United States using stolen Greek passports, but there are no signs of...
  • U.K. rape jihadis: 'This is OK in our culture'

    05/24/2015 2:59:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | May 24, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    On Friday, I published at Breitbart the horrifying reminiscences of a British woman who suffered repeated gang rapes, beatings and abuse from a Muslim rape gang, while police dismissed her complaints with total indifference. Now this courageous woman has revealed to me more details of what she and other girls have suffered at the hands of these rape gangs: After awhile, the worst thing was not what happened for me as horrifying as it was, I got used to it. What was worst for me was seeing the other girls they did this to. I was used to it,...
  • Terrorists trying to transfer about 150 orphans from Donetsk region to Russia

    07/12/2014 1:11:17 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 12.07.2014 00700 13:12 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, July 12 /Ukrinform/. Terrorists, led by the so-called "deputy minister of social policy of the Donetsk People's Republic," are trying to forcibly transfer to Russia orphans from orphanages in Donetsk and Maryinka, the Donetsk region, the OstroV online newspaper reported on Saturday. "There are no legal documents for the transfer abroad of children from Maryinka and Donetsk, therefore crossing the border will be illegal. Kids do not want to leave anywhere," graduates of the Maryinka orphanage told reporters.
  • Two Chaldean Nuns & Orphans Kidnapped in Mosul ( ISIS - Iraq )

    07/01/2014 10:06:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Gateway ^ | July 1, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    No mass was celebrated in Mosul for the first time in 1,600 years on June 15. ... Two Chaldean nuns went missing on Saturday in Mosul. It is believed they have been kidnapped by Muslim terrorists.
  • UKRAINE, Kramatorske: Militants have not allowed evacuation of the orphanage [video]

    06/24/2014 7:14:54 PM PDT · by · 1 replies ^ | 24.06.2014 15:50
    Chief medical officer Anatoly Romanov spoke about the situation with the export of children Screenshot youtube video This was announced today by Skype said chief doctor Anatoly Romanov, according to News of Donbass. According to him, there are 35 children in the orphanage. "We are in a very complicated information hole," said Romanov. -Russian TV filming our every step, every our action ... Then televised different episodes then taken out and interpretion out of his hands." The chief doctor said that the question of the evacuation of children "raised very serious" and the Donetsk Regional State Administration agreed to their...
  • Boy from iconic wartime photo pays it forward at Christmas

    12/21/2013 2:50:58 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec. 20, 2013 | Wonbo Woo, Kate Snow and Tracy Connor
    It's one of the most powerful pictures from the Iraq war: an 8-year-old, his lip trembling, is handed a folded flag at his father's funeral. The iconic image inspired a family friend - someone the young Christian Golczynski had never met - to send him a present and, later, to launch a foundation that helps hundreds of kids just like him. Every year, A Soldiers Child sends children of fallen soldiers gifts on their birthday. Christian's father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marcus Golczynski, was killed in Iraq in 2007, so Christian was the first recipient. Now, there are 1,200 in 46...
  • Orphans New Years Resolution: Build a House for Other Orphans

    12/27/2012 2:39:56 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | December 27, 2012 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    Calvin (far right) with his brothers, Rogers and Joash Imagine a Kenyan AIDS orphan living in a mud hut with his two brothers and walking several miles to school on an empty stomach. After the devastating loss of both of his parents, facing daily grinding poverty, would he have any energy left to dream of a better future? This boy is not imaginary; his name is Calvin and I know him well because during his adolescence, he read a novel about a Kenyan boy who went to school in the United States. Even though the story was fiction, it planted...
  • Catholic couple rescues 1,400 Chinese orphans

    10/26/2012 6:07:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    cna ^ | October 26, 2012 | Hillary Senour
    A nurse holds an orphan with a cleft lip. Courtesy of Little Flower Projects. Beijing, China, Oct 26, 2012 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An American couple living in China for 15 years says their success in rescuing over 1,000 medically-fragile orphans is due to totally relying on God, especially during trying times. “You really have to have an absolute dependence on God that the money's gonna show up when you need it and that you're going to stay out of trouble,” Brent Johnson of the organization China Little Flower told CNA Oct. 17. Founded in 1998, China Little...
  • Heartbreaking Notes Pinned On Abandoned Babies At Orphanage In The Late 1800's

    10/03/2012 7:53:50 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10-3-12 | The Daily Mail
    Abandoned on a door step in the dead of night, these are the desperate notes pinned to babies by poor and often unmarried mothers, pleading for someone to care for their child. The heartbreaking letters became part of records at the New York Foundling Asylum in the mid-19th century. In October 1869, a group of nuns renovated a brownstone at 17 East 12th Street in Manhattan into the Foundling Asylum
  • Troops bring gifts to summer camp [orphans and special-needs children]

    06/15/2010 2:37:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 144+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Pfc. Adrian Muehe, USA
    DIYALA U.S. Soldiers here recently donated soccer balls and school supplies to the Baqubah Summer Camp for Kids, a program designed for orphans and special-needs children organized by the Red Crescent, the Middle Easts equivalent of the Red Cross. Lt. Col. Mitch Rambin, commander of 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, gives colored pencils to children at the Summer Camp for Kids in Baqubah, Iraq, June 9, 2010. Soldiers from 5/20 were at the camp delivering soccer balls and school supplies donated by elementary schools in America. U.S. Army photo by Pfc....
  • Soldiers deliver tons of supplies for orphans

    04/12/2010 5:07:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 201+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Bryce Dubee, USA
    BAGHDAD Nearly 75 Iraqi orphans here recently received some much-needed aid when U.S. Soldiers brought a truck full of supplies to the Iraqi capitals Jamia Support Council. While most waited in orderly lines, one group of children performed a song welcoming the members of the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion and Company F, 52nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, who were there to deliver humanitarian assistance goods, March 29. The delivery was part of an overall shipment of 20 tons of humanitarian assistance goods to the 422nd, donated by a stateside nongovernmental organization (NGO). "It...
  • Enough is enough! Russia is bullying the USA over the abandoned child.

    04/12/2010 2:03:53 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 22 replies · 599+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | April 12th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Russian media has gone wild over the case of the 7-year-old that was sent back to Russia by American adoptive parents. It is a perfect example of the ex-communist tendency to project the misbehavior of the one individual on the whole society. The collectivist mentality of the Russians makes them blame the USA as a whole for the incident not just the individual who committed the crime. This bulling has to stop. If we play the game the way Russians do, we should remind the world of the horrible way Russians treat orphaned and abandoned children. Especially the...
  • Pressing On For Haiti's Orphans

    03/06/2010 6:53:55 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 141+ views ^ | 03/06/2010 | Janey DeMeo
    Janey DeMeo writes an Op/Ed about the horrors in Haiti related to the orphans there, the threat of rape for these children, and those who are starving as the Haitian government holds up relief supplies while waiting for taxes to be paid on the aid....
  • Urgent Prayer Needed, Children Taken Away

    02/22/2010 1:00:57 PM PST · by Spudx7 · 5 replies · 606+ views
    On Saturday, 6 of our children along with the parent/escort of one of the children, another a couple other escorts and Maria all flew to Port au Prince after being notified by U.S. Embassy staff that their paperwork to leave Haiti was complete including the signature of the Haitian Prime Minister. They arrived at the airport and were sitting in the waiting room waiting for the Embassy staff to come so they could board their charter plane. Before the Embassy staff arrived, they were verbally attacked by a large group of Haitians who were at the airpot accusing them of...
  • Reuters: Haiti judge will free 10 Americans [U.S. missionaries]

    02/10/2010 6:43:57 PM PST · by ETL · 39 replies · 1,117+ views news services ^ | February 10, 2010
    Missionaries, who were accused of kidnapping, could be released news services updated less than 1 minute ago A Haitian judge has decided to release 10 U.S. missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 children and trying to spirit them out of the earthquake-stricken country, a judicial source told Reuters Wednesday. However, NBC News reported that no final decision had been made, though it's possible a decision could be made as early as Thursday. A lawyer representing one told The Associated Press he expects Judge Bernard Saint-Vil to issue his recommendation to the prosecutor Thursday. The prosecutor has the right to appeal...
  • Haiti judge to free U.S. missionaries in kidnap case

    02/10/2010 3:20:50 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 403+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 10, 2010
    PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - A Haitian judge has decided to release 10 U.S. missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 children and trying to spirit them out of the earthquake- stricken country, a judicial source said on Wednesday. The source said the missionaries, who have been in jail since they were stopped at Haiti's border with the Dominican Republic on January 29, could be released as early as Thursday. "The order will be to release them," the source, who asked not to be named, told Reuters. The decision has not yet been made public.
  • Hatian Judge releases American Missionaries.

    02/10/2010 3:19:50 PM PST · by mockingbyrd · 4 replies · 344+ views
    FOX NEWS | 02/11/2010
    Brett Baier just announced that a Hatian Judge ruled that the American Missionaries had no criminals intenetions when they took the children. The Americans are expected home soon.
  • Officer: U.S. missionaries had tried to take other Haitian kids

    02/09/2010 3:25:48 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 60 replies · 1,109+ views
    CNN ^ | 9 Feb 10 | Karl Penhaul
    Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- The group of American missionaries in Haiti facing kidnapping charges for trying to take 33 children out of the country last week made an earlier, unsuccessful attempt at taking dozens of other children, a Haitian police officer said Monday. Laura Silsby, left, and two other members of her missionary group are seen after a recent court hearing in Haiti. The officer did not want to be identified for fear of reprisals. He told CNN that he had stopped the 10 Baptist missionaries, including group leader Laura Silsby, on January 26 as they tried to transport 40...
  • Christian Cardiologist Describes Kings Wing's Mission to Help Haiti Earthquake Victims

    02/07/2010 5:11:21 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 175+ views ^ | 02/07/2010 | Dan Wooding
    Crandall flew to Haiti Saturday, Jan. 23, with Julius Hunter, a Baton Rouge, La., pastor, pilot Bruce Case and 1,200 pounds of medical supplies as part of a six-day mission aided by King's Wings, a West Palm Beach-based charity, wrote Rogers. There, while attending to Haitians wounded by the Jan. 12 earthquake, Crandall witnessed the chaos, confusion, suffering and hope that emerged.
  • Clinton terms Haiti child smuggling case 'unfortunate'

    02/03/2010 6:19:11 PM PST · by topfile · 30 replies · 1,052+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb 3 06:51 PM | AFP
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday it was "unfortunate" that American Christians are suspected of smuggling children out of quake-hit Haiti even if their intentions were good. Haitian prosecutors are due to decide Thursday whether to charge the 10 Christians, who have been held by authorities there since they attempted to sneak a group of 33 children out of the country. "Trafficking of human beings, particularly of children is a problem across the world," Clinton said after holding talks in Washington on Wednesday about the problem of trafficking in persons worldwide. "The Haitian nation acted to protect children...
  • So. Baptists detained in Haiti on mission to aid children

    02/01/2010 5:58:01 PM PST · by Dubya · 65 replies · 1,449+ views
    MERIDIAN, Idaho (BP)--Members of two Southern Baptist churches in Idaho are awaiting word on what a Haitian judge will decide Feb. 1 when he hears the case of 10 Americans accused of unlawfully trying to remove 33 children from Haiti. Five of the 10 are members of Central Valley Baptist Church in Meridian, Idaho, and three are from Eastside Baptist Church in Twin Falls, including Eastside's pastor, Paul Thompson. Two others are believed to be from other states.
  • Haitian orphans leave for Utah

    01/29/2010 4:27:44 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 69 replies · 929+ views
    ABC4 ^ | January 29, 2009 | Brent Hunsaker
    Late Friday afternoon, ABC 4 confirmed that at least 50 children were on a flight headed to Miami, where they will be processed into the country by TSA officials. -SNIP- The text posted at 8:48 a.m. Friday morning to the Utah Hospital Task Force blog said, "We have negotiated the release of 125 orphans bound for SLC and are on ramp in Haiti. Steve Studdert and Executive team along with full support from US Military and US Customs and ICE Agents made it happen. It is truly a miracle."-SNIP- ABC 4 News has learned Stephen Studdert, the task force leader,...
  • Americans arrested taking children out of Haiti

    01/30/2010 3:53:24 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 34 replies · 1,473+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 30, 2010
    The five men and five women were in custody in the capital, Port-au-Prince after their arrests on Friday night. -SNIP-Authorities said the Americans had no documents to prove they had cleared the adoption of the 33 children -- aged 2 months to 12 years -- through any embassy and no papers showing they were made orphans by the quake in the impoverished Caribbean country."This is totally illegal," said Yves Cristalin, Haiti's social affairs minister. "No children can leave Haiti without proper authorization and these people did not have that authorization."-SNIP-"We have a Baptist minister here (in Port-au-Prince) whose orphanage...
  • Human Trafficking, Food Riots, Lack of Medicine Plague Haiti

    01/29/2010 12:11:41 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 17 replies · 463+ views ^ | 01/29/2010 | John G. Winder
    Mass graves. Tent cities.More than 90% of the nations structures damaged or destroyed. No food.Amputees and orphans left to fend for themselves. Nearly all of the businesses gone. No employment. Yet it still gets worse for the people of Haiti. Haitis Prime Ministery, Jean-Max Bellerive told CNN that he is receiving reports of children being stolen and trafficked as slaves, sex slaves and for the purpose of having their organs harvested to be sold.
  • CNNs OBrien Orphans Not A Priority

    01/20/2010 4:37:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies · 458+ views ^ | January 20, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    In light of another earthquake having just hit Haiti this early this morning, this blog article becomes much more important. This little clip is heartbreaking. Now, this is beginning to shape up as a catastrophe on top of a catastrophe. CNNs Soledad OBrien pointing out today that the relief workers are unable to get aid to orphanages either because they have pushed it down the priority hole or they are simply overwhelmed. My guess is its a combination of both but wouldnt you think in a failed state where orphanages are a staple of the society someone would put children...
  • Haiti quake creates thousands of new orphans

    01/19/2010 8:34:21 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 9 replies · 369+ views
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | January 19, 2010 | TAMARA LUSH
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Jean Peterson Estime was outside playing soccer when his home pancaked in last week's earthquake and killed his parents and five sisters. Now he sleeps with thousands in a Port-au-Prince park and forages in rubble for food and goods he can sell to survive. "I'm trying to get a little job so I can take care of myself," he says, attempting to look brave even as he shuffles his dirty feet in too-big sandals. What the 13-year-old really wants is someone to take him in. Tens of thousands of children have been orphaned by the magnitude-7.0 quake,...
  • Haiti Orphanages in Crisis

    01/19/2010 9:19:34 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 2 replies · 237+ views
    FOXNews blog On the Scene ^ | Jan 18, 2010 | Laura Ingle
    The tragedy in Haiti has touched so many. I cant even begin to wrap my head around the images my amazing colleagues are bringing us from the devastation, each story more heartbreaking than the next. Two days ago I got a call from a good friend of mine in L.A. who helps to run Angel House Orphanage in Haiti. Her name is Shannon Hoffman, and I used to work with her husband Gary who is a radio news anchor and reporter at KFI-AM 640. Gary and I were also field reporters together in Sacramento at Newstalk 1530 KFBK, and we...

    01/19/2010 6:03:56 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 15 replies · 520+ views ^ | 01/19/2010 | Stacey Winder
    I have cried as Ive watched the graphic images coming out of Haiti. Watching a mother cry out in anguish because shes lost five children broke my heart. The thought of losing a child is more than I can bear. I can only imagine the grief she must be experiencing. Hearing that residents of a nursing home are laying in the streets without food or water while the supplies are only a half mile away at the airport seems unthinkable to me. A 22 year old female missionary from Washington was found buried under the rubble. She was there helping...
  • US to Allow Haiti Orphans to Enter Temporarily

    01/18/2010 6:12:14 PM PST · by MarkAccord · 68 replies · 1,717+ views
    The United States will temporarily allow entry to orphaned children from Haiti to receive needed care after the devastating earthquake in their country, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Monday. "We are committed to doing everything we can to help reunite families in Haiti during this very difficult time," Napolitano said in a statement. "While we remain focused on family reunification in Haiti, authorizing the use of humanitarian parole for orphans who are eligible for adoption in the United States will allow them to receive the care they need here," she said. The "humanitarian parole policy" will be applied...
  • Governor On Plane To Pick Up Haitian Orphans, Deliver $500K In Relief

    01/18/2010 5:37:43 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 34 replies · 1,389+ views
    WPXI (Pittsburgh) ^ | 01/18/2009 | staff
    Gov. Ed Rendell, Channel 11 has learned, was one of those on the flight from Pittsburgh International Airport to bring back dozens of orphans from the BRESMA orphanage in Haiti. Two sisters from Ben Avon run the orphanage and their story is making national headlines
  • Orphaned Haitian Children to Be Allowed Into U.S.

    01/18/2010 5:17:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 33 replies · 1,164+ views ^ | January 18, 2010 |
    Orphaned children from Haiti will be allowed to enter the U.S. temporarily on a case-by-case basis to ensure they received proper care, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State announced Monday. "We are committed to doing everything we can to help reunite families in Haiti during this very difficult time," DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement. "While we remain focused on family reunification in Haiti, authorizing the use of humanitarian parole for orphans who are
  • Haiti Orphans Coming to Pittsburgh

    01/18/2010 2:17:01 PM PST · by HospiceNurse · 8 replies · 755+ views
    1/18/2010 | little me
    Saturday night I was watching CNN in the wee hours while taking care of my friend and patient who has pancreatic cancer. I was watching Fox, but I could not stand another second of Jerald Rivers, so I flipped channels to CNN. I watched a lovely video about two beautiful young Pennsylvania girls who were taking care of orphans in Haiti. After the video at about 3:00 in the morning, a message from CNN said that "after recording this segment, the Girls and the orphans were given permission to go to the U.S. I came home, and told my wife...
  • Haiti's Story From Missionaries

    01/16/2010 12:19:23 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 445+ views ^ | 01/16/2010 | John G. Winder
    These are not the observations of paid strangers venturing into Haiti only for so long as the earthquake and the loss of human life garner the label, newsworthy. These are the observations of those living in Haiti who have been called there by God to serve the Haitian people in His name. These missionaries were in Haiti long before the earthquake and will remain there long after the news crews leave. These missionaries experience the poverty and tragedy and joy of Haiti on a daily basis and now they need your help.
  • Messages From Haiti; Compassion Advocate Dave McCormick

    01/15/2010 2:16:47 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 142+ views ^ | 01/15/2010 | Staff
    During the quake, our three-year-old grandson told his mom that he thought a train was coming through their house. Our sons reaction was that he knew something bad had happened but not until Wednesday morning did they know that something REALLY BAD had happened. Indeed, something REALLY BAD had happened. Having served on many mission trips to Haiti the area of the REALLY BAD was a very familiar place. I have walked on those streets, shopped in the stores and visited the Compassion country office that was right in the midst of the devastation. I could mentally picture these houses...
  • Compassion International, Haiti Office Near Epicenter [Many Ask Was My Sponsored Child Affected?]

    01/13/2010 5:32:59 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 6 replies · 830+ views
    EveryDayChristian ^ | Jan. 13, 2010 | Karyn Brownlee
    As of Wednesday morning, Compassion International reports that they have not yet made contact with their Haiti office, which is near the epicenter of Tuesdays 7.0-magnitude earthquake. The quake has produced many aftershocks, including two of significant intensity - over 5.0 in magnitude. Communication to Haiti is virtually impossible with widespread damage to cell towers and communication lines. Compassion shared on Twitter that their reach in Haiti involves 230 churches helping 65,000+ children/families, 2,200 Child Survival Program moms and babies and almost 100 leadership students. Based on the epicenter, media reports and our center locations, we expect centers have been...
  • Haitian Orphanage Rides Out Massive Earthquake and Aftershocks

    01/14/2010 6:54:34 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 426+ views ^ | 01/14/2010 | Staff
    Bobby and Sherry Burnette, the founders and directors of Love A Child Orphanage, are reporting widespread destruction in Haiti in the aftermath of Tuesdays massive earthquake.
  • Pitt, Jolie donate $100,000 for orphans on Christmas

    12/28/2009 5:32:39 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 20 replies · 864+ views ^ | 28 Dec, 2009 | India Times
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated over $100,000 to an orphan children charity on Christmas. Called the SOS Children's Villages charity in the US, it is a foster care facility, which enables siblings to stay together during the adoption process, reports "We have seen first-hand the remarkable job SOS does to raise orphaned and abandoned children and keep families together," Jolie said in a statement. Her partner Pitt said: "In this holiday season, many of us take for granted that we are surrounded by loving family members. The poor outcomes for foster children indicate that we must do...
  • Troops bring Christmas to Iraqi orphans

    12/26/2009 8:05:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 433+ views
    Multi-National Force-Iraq ^ | Spc. Crystal Witherspoon, USA
    Children excitedly reach toward Santa Claus, played by Pfc. Brent Read, HHC, 2nd HBCT, 3rd ID, to see what gifts he has to offer at a church in Kermles, Iraq, Dec. 24. Spartan Soldiers visited the orphaned children of Mosul and Kermles on Christmas Eve, bringing toys, candy, backpacks and shoes. Photo by Spc. Crystal Witherspoon, 3rd Infantry Division. FOB MAREZ — As smiling children filled a room almost to capacity, their faces shining and full of excitement, Col. Charles E. Sexton asked them, "Have you all been good boys and girls or bad boys and girls?" "Good!" screamed the...
  • Bazaar raises money for widows, orphans

    11/17/2009 4:38:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 252+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Robert Jordan, USA
    Soldiers, civilian workers and visiting actors Jeffrey Donovan (left) and Bruce Campbell (far right), of the USA show Burn Notice, enjoy a charity bazaar hosted by the Daughters of Iraq at Combat Outpost Meade, Nov. 13. Photo by Sgt. Robert Jordan, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team. BAGHDAD — The Daughters of Iraq, a national womens' organization here, held a bazaar on Combat Outpost Meade to raise money for local widows and orphans, Nov. 13. Soldiers of the 113th Field Artillery Battalion's Civil Affairs Team, based at the COP, hosted the bazaar that featured the work of several female Baghdad-area artists...
  • Obit: Maria del Carmen Bousada (became a mom at 66)

    07/16/2009 10:29:41 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 28 replies · 571+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7-16-09 | AP
    MADRID (AP) A Spanish woman believed to have become the world's oldest new mother when she gave birth at 66 has died at 69, leaving behind twin toddlers, newspapers reported Wednesday. Maria del Carmen Bousada, who reportedly died Saturday, gave birth in December 2006 as a single mother after getting in vitro fertilization treatment at a clinic in Los Angeles. The births ignited a firestorm of debate over how old is too old for a new mother, and how much responsibility fertility clinics have over who gets treatments. Bousada told an interviewer she lied to the fertility clinic about...
  • World's oldest new mom dies, leaves twin toddlers

    07/15/2009 6:45:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies · 1,110+ views
    MADRID A Spanish woman believed to have become the world's oldest new mother when she gave birth at 66 has died at 69, leaving behind twin toddlers, newspapers reported Wednesday. Maria del Carmen Bousada, who reportedly died Saturday, gave birth in December 2006 as a single mother after getting in vitro fertilization treatment at a clinic in Los Angeles. The births ignited a firestorm of debate over how old is too old for a new mother, and how much responsibility fertility clinics have over who gets treatments.