Sun, Oct 23, 2011 - Page 7 News List

Haiti closes orphanage for neglect

AP, CARREFOUR, HAITI

Seth Barnes, executive director of one of the groups, Adventures in Missions, based in Gainesville, Georgia, said he and workers at six other organizations learned of the problems after visiting Son of God last year to check on donations of clothes and other goods and to see if the children needed any help.

Barnes said they found that donated clothes had gone missing and donated food disappeared from storerooms even as the children appeared to be going hungry. He said some kids simply vanished without any records or adequate explanation from staff at the orphanage.

Barnes described conditions as “horrific” and said they began complaining to local authorities.

“We knew as of a year ago that there was a serious problem,” he said.

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