59 Disabled Orphans Arrive in Jamaica from Haiti

Amid the ongoing violence in Haiti, a total of 72 Haitians, consisting of 59 orphans, from the gang-war-torn country arrived in Jamaica on Thursday.

The Caribbean diaspora has been exploring options for how best to aid Haiti amidst the continued violence that has plagued all sections of the country over the past few years. It was announced earlier this month that Jamaica would be accepting several orphans, and the Government has since partnered with the Mustard Seed Communities to transport 59 children with disabilities.

The group of orphans arrived earlier today and consisted of mostly children under the age of 18. They were accompanied by 13 adult caregivers who were employed at their orphanage in Haiti.

Following their arrival on the island, they were received by members of the Portland health department, the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard, as well as the police. While the children were processed and fed at the Errol Flynn marina, they will be housed and cared for by Mustard Seed at its Jacob’s Ladder facility in Moneague, St. Ann.

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