News Update

August 4, 2015
Nassau, The Bahamas
Port au Prince, Haiti

Critical Path International Foundation is headquartered in Nassau, The Bahamas.  We are a recognized Bahamian Charitable Organization and also a U.S. registered 501 (c)3 tax-exempt Non-Government Humanitarian Organization (NGO). 

Since the devastating Haiti earthquake in January 2010 we have continued to provide food, clean water, medicine, education, and protection for several hundred orphans and abandoned children living in the slums of Port au Prince.  There are an estimated one million orphans and homeless children in Haiti.  Disease, malnutrition, neglect and abuse take the lives of a high percentage of these suffering children each year. 

Many billions of dollars in humanitarian aid have flowed into Haiti over the past 5 years.  However, we see very limited signs of improvement and progress.  The national unemployment rate remains close to 80%, with an equal percentage of the population living in extreme poverty without decent shelter, food, clean water, health care or education.  As on-the-ground observers of this abject human condition and wide spread suffering, our greatest frustration is knowing that the resources necessary to restore and develop the country have been donated by compassionate people around the world, but squandered, mismanaged or stolen by corrupt leaders and the institutions and organizations charged with the protection, care and support of the Haitian people.

Until the world humanitarian community demands a higher level of transparency and accountability from the governments, NGOs and political leaders that have enabled this tragic human condition to persist for generations, we are unlikely to see any measureable change.  In light of this reality Critical Path International Foundation will continue our mission to love, protect and care for one suffering child at a time with the resources we have available. 

Each year tens of thousands of Haitian refugees leave the island in a desperate search of a better life.  They travel northward through the treacherous seas in small, overcrowded wooden boats with only the clothes on their backs.  They are often exploited and abused by human trafficers that promise them safe passage to the United States, but instead deposit the refugees on the shores of The Bahamas.  Afraid, hungry and without shelter or means of support, most of these Haitians find temporary refuge in the large shanty towns in New Providence, Abaco and other Bahamian islands.  It is now estimated that more than 50,000 undocumented Haitian refugees reside on New Providence Island (Nassau) alone, and the number is growing rapidly.  The total documented population of New Providence Island is approximately 250,000, so undocumented refugees represent and estimated 20% of the total population.  The socio-economic impact of this human crisis in The Bahamas is manifest in the escalating rate of crime and intense strain on our social services organizations and humanitarian resources.

The refugee camps and shanty towns of The Bahamas have now become an embedded presence in our culture.  In these rat infested, filthy compounds without running water and electricity, exists a forgotten generation of orphans and abandoned children.  Critical Path International Foundation is presently organizing our capabilities and devoting our humanitarian resources to care for this rapidly increasing population of children living in extreme poverty here in The Bahamas, while continuing our mission to care for the children of Haiti. 

If you would like to assist in our efforts to love, protect and support these suffering children, one hundred percent of your donation will go toward their care.  With your kindness and generosity we can give as many of them as possible hope and a chance at life.

The officers and volunteers of Critical Path International Foundation receive no compensation for our services. 

We are pleased to answer your questions and provide completely transparent accounting for your donations.

Best regards,

Charlie Beall

Critical Path International Foundation
Nassau, The Bahamas

Chief Executive Officer
Clearwater Development & Construction Company (Caribbean), Ltd.
Nassau, The Bahamas

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