Haiti's vulnerable 'orphans'

Ten Americans could face child trafficking charges raising concerns about abduction.



    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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