With continued political strife and the most recent earthquake in Haiti, Haitians look for safety and stability in their lives. For some, that means looking for a new life in the United States. For those resettling in Oregon, Catholic Charities is one of the resettlement agencies working with Haitians to begin their lives here and seek asylum.
“On Aug. 14, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck 90 miles west of the capital Port-au-Prince. At least 2,200 people died and 650,000 needed assistance with housing and other needs. The United Nations estimated that more than a half million children were affected. The economic hit was estimated at more than $1.5 billion.
On Jan. 3 of this year, gunmen failed in an attempted to assassinate Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry.”