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Haiti's vulnerable 'orphans'
Ten Americans could face child trafficking charges raising concerns about abduction.
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2010 06:52 GMT



A Haitian judge is expected to rule today whether there is sufficient evidence to try the 10 jailed American missionaries for child trafficking.

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They were arrested for trying to bring 33 children they believed were orphans out of the earthquake-hit country.

The children, whose ages ranged from 2 months to 12 years, are now staying in a temporary home.

Haitian officials have given warning that child traffickers could take advantage of the chaos after the quake.

The 7.0-magnitude quake on January 12 killed 170,000 people, made more than one million homeless and left many children vulnerable in Haiti.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from Port-au-Prince on how orphans are easy prey for child traffickers.

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