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World 15 children were killed in a fire at a Haiti orphanage run by a US Christian group

07:30  15 february  2020
07:30  15 february  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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The orphanage , run by a US -based Christian group , was one of hundreds in Haiti operating without official authorisation. Authorities are now working to support and re-house the surviving children . Arielle Jeanty Villedrouin, director of the Institute for Social Welfare, said that, at the time of the fire , about 60

Two burned to death when blaze broke out at facility run by US Christian group and 13 died in hospital due to asphyxiation.

a person standing in front of a building: More than a dozen children were killed at the Port Au Prince facility on Friday, police said.© Dieu Nalio Chery/AP More than a dozen children were killed at the Port Au Prince facility on Friday, police said.

At least 15 children were killed Friday when a fire broke out at a Haiti children's home run by an American religious non-profit, police said.

The blaze took place at the Orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding in Port Au Prince, said Jennifer Melton, Haiti's chief of child protection for UNICEF, the United Nations' children's agency.

Haiti's president Jovenel Moise tweeted Friday that he was "deeply moved" by the deaths and directed officials to "adopt urgent measures" to determine the cause of the fire.

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Fifteen children were killed when a fire swept through an unlicensed orphanage outside Haiti 's capital Port-au-Prince, a judge told AFP on Friday, highlighting the severe shortcomings of the island nation's child welfare institutions. Two children died in the blaze and 13 others died at a hospital as a

Fire swept through an unlicensed orphanage outside Haiti 's capital Port-au-Prince, killing 15 She also will document the damage caused by the fire . The two-story building was in a state of complete "The children 's living conditions are truly, truly neglected: all we see are children living like animals

Fire officials are investigating whether a burning candle started the blaze, a police official told CNN.

a large building: A children's home in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, burned down on Friday.© Dieu Nalio Chery/AP A children's home in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, burned down on Friday.

Melton said about 60 children survived the fire. She noted the facility is often referred as an orphanage but in Haiti they are known was children's centers.

About 80% of the children in such facilities have a living parent, who likely can't financially support them, Melton said.

The Church of Bible Understanding, a Pennsylvania-based non-profit group, runs two facilities in Haiti housing about 150 children, according to the group's website.

The group has been operating in Haiti since 1977 and supports several other smaller homes in the country, the group said.


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