Haitian Anti-crime bill to Biden
A Haitian anti-crime rider, part of legislative Omnibus bill, moves to presidential approval. Photo by Christianity Today

WASHINGTON, DC – An amendment to assess the United States’ efforts to combat Haitian kidnapping and armed violence has passed the Senate and is now with President Joe Biden, according to The Hill

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) originally introduced the amendment after 17 missionaries from Christian Aid Ministries in Ohio were kidnapped outside Port-au-Prince in October 2021. 

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J.O. Haselhoef is the author of “Give & Take: Doing Our Damnedest NOT to be Another Charity in Haiti.” She co-founded "Yonn Ede Lot" (One Helping Another), a nonprofit that partnered with volunteer groups in La Montagne ("Lamontay"), Haiti from 2007-2013. She writes and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.