22 Orphans from Haiti Arrive in Fort Lauderdale

Jan 22, 2010, 14:38 ET from The Embassy of Haiti

From the Desk of the Ambassador's Wife Lola Poisson-Joseph

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-two orphans from Haiti landed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this morning the Embassy of Haiti announced today.

The orphans were already being processed before the tragic 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010.  

"I am pleased to know to these 22 children will soon be in safe homes with new, loving families," said Lola Poisson-Joseph, the wife of Raymond Joseph, Haitian Ambassador to the United States.  "But there are many more children that desperately need aid on the ground in Haiti right now.  We cannot forget them and we must do all we can to get them the food, shelter, and medical care they need."  

In the days following the earthquake, Mrs. Joseph has become an advocate for women and children whose lives were torn apart by the natural disaster.  The Embassy of Haiti has been working tirelessly to collect donated supplies and coordinate the shipment of the supplies to Haiti.    

SOURCE The Embassy of Haiti