LiveBeyond is a faith-based, humanitarian organization bringing medical and maternal health care, clean water, education, orphan care, community development, and the gospel of Jesus Christ to the oppressed in Thomazeau, Haiti.
A young girl recently brought an 8 day-old baby boy into our clinic that was not her own, because the baby’s mother had not breastfed him since birth. When I asked the young girl what the baby had been eating, she pointed to her water bottle, and my heart sank. The infant was extremely malnourished and dehydrated, and I was amazed that he was still alive.
While Haiti is trying to move forward from its most recent round of violence, ongoing turmoil here is at once as predictable as it is tragic. Why is it that Haiti stays mired in the past and out of the headlines, with less hope for improvement than far more war-torn nations?
The Effects of Natural Disasters