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Haiti’s ‘orphans’ easy prey post-quake

A Haitian judge is expected to rule today whether there is sufficient evidence to try the 10 jailed American missionaries for child trafficking.

They were arrested for trying to bring 33 children they believed were orphans out of the earthquake-hit country.

The children, whose ages ranged from 2 months to 12 years, are now staying in a temporary home.

Haitian officials have given warning that child traffickers could take advantage of the chaos after the quake.

The 7.0-magnitude quake on January 12 killed 170,000 people, made more than one million homeless and left many children vulnerable in Haiti.

Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Port-au-Prince on how orphans are easy prey for child traffickers.


Baltic Way 20th anniversary marked

Baltic Way 20th anniversary marked

Two decades ago, 20 million Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians joined hands to form a nearly unbroken 650 kilometre long human chain. It was a symbolic event to protest at their occupation by Soviet Russia.

Celebrations have been going on in Vilnius, Tallin and Riga to mark the anniversary.

From the Latvian capital, Riga, Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports.


Dangerous journey to escape from Zimbabwe

 

Desperate to escape the crisis in Zimbabwe, where almost a thousand have died from cholera, hundreds of Zimbabweans are crossing illegally into South Africa every day.

But the journey is dangerous. Armed bandits are roaming the border.

Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from the border town of Musina in South Africa.