Haitian Orphans Arrive in Jamaica Amidst Crisis

A ship carrying a group of Haitian orphans arrived at the Ken Wright cruise ship pier in Port Antonio, Portland, on Thursday morning.

The children, some of whom are disabled, were greeted with open arms, as they disembarked from the vessel shortly before 10 am.

This humanitarian effort follows a recent announcement by the Jamaican government, signaling an agreement to provide sanctuary to Haitian orphans amidst the relentless social and political unrest plaguing their homeland.

Caregivers attended to the needs of the children, assisting them into wheelchairs, stretchers, and benches.


A statement released by the non-profit organization, Mustard Seed Communities, confirmed the expected arrival of 59 Haitian children accompanied by 13 caregivers.

The children and their caregivers are destined for the newly constructed Ephesus Village, Jacob’s Ladder, in Moneague, St Ann.

This relocation effort is made possible through a Memorandum of Understanding between Mustard Seed Communities Jamaica and Haitichildren, a charity group committed to supporting vulnerable children in Haiti.

The arrangement, initially spanning two years, secures funding from Haitichildren’s established donors.

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