Every day in Haiti kids are dying of malnutrition, diarrhea, and physical injuries. Only 54% of Haitians even have access to clean drinking water. The country is being rapidly deforested in order to provide fuel for the people, this leads to infertile soil which leads to malnutrition and starvation. Thousands of mothers are dying from child birth, and the country has an 8.4% infant mortality rate! Half the population lives on $1 per day.
It is hard to believe that this can be happening while we sit in our homes complaining about the weather and how we have not eaten for hours because we were so busy. However it IS happening and the desperate call for aid has never been greater.
Real Hope for Haiti Rescue Center is helping to answer that call. RHFH started in 1999 with a severely burned child. They began taking in more sick and injured children and in 2002 the rescue center began. They now have 60 children with various illnesses and injuries and also run a rescue clinic. RHFH is doing amazing things to help the children of Haiti and have saved countless lives. I will be volunteering with them on my trip to Haiti. (http://haitirescuecenter.wordpress.com)