Desperation Commodified: Man Offered Haitian Orphan for $50

January 28, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ Desperate for money, some Haitians have sunk to the depths. According to the Telegraph, Haitian orphans are being offered for sale to Western assistance workers for as little as $50.

Up to one million children are believed to be at risk to the illicit behavior of desperate adults. One Canadian minister who rescues orphans claims a man attempted to sell him a child for $50, while in refugee camps, reports have surfaced of men being lynched after they were accused of trying to steal infants.

Child tracking was already a problem in Haiti before the earthquake, and the act seems to have been accelerated by the recent devastation.

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