Orphans of Haiti

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Duration: 29 minutes

Six months to the day when a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, Raphael Rowe returns to uncover what has happened to the country's orphaned and abandoned children.

There are more than four hundred thousand children now living in Haiti's orphanages. Many of those rescued from the rubble are still unidentified or have simply been abandoned by their parents.

Panorama meets others still living on the streets - vulnerable to child traffickers - and asks whether meeting the demand for them to be adopted in other countries, especially America, is really the best answer.

  • Haiti's 'phantom' street children after the earthquake

    Haiti's 'phantom' street children after the earthquake

    Six month on, Raphael Rowe finds Haitian children left to fend for survival following the earthquake, while desperately poor parents give up their children for adoption.

    Read Raphael's feature on Haiti's orphan children
  • In pictures: Haiti's earthquake orphans

    In pictures: Haiti's earthquake orphans

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  • What's best for Haiti's orphans?

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    Panorama reporter Raphael Rowe meets the head of an orphanage and asks if foreign adoption is in the best interest of Haiti's children.

  • Haiti girls given away for 'a better life'

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    Panorama reporter Raphael Rowe speaks to a couple who gave their daughters away to missionaries in the hope of a better life for the children.

  • Haiti's orphans: join in the debate

    Haiti's orphans: join in the debate

    Read the comments or join the debate on the Panorama blog
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Credits

Presenter
Jeremy Vine
Producer
Alicia Arce
Reporter
Raphael Rowe

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