Liberia was taken off the Trafficking Watch List!

Exciting News from the Field: Orphan Relief and Rescue is happy to make an impact on the status of trafficking in Liberia. Through many hours of hard work in partnership with the Liberian government, other non-profits, and humanitarian programs, Liberia was taken off the Trafficking Watch List and advanced to “Tier 2.” To understand the impact this has on the …

Coming Full Circle

With so much uncertainty in the world today, we can assure you that even though we have had to be extra creative with how we do our work, our focus remains the same: to protect and rescue children.  When children come to us, there is so much healing that needs to take place: such was the case with Daniel. This …

Remarkable Stories Continue

Remarkable Stories Continue During the current pandemic, we are still seeing children get help through the anti-trafficking hotline in Liberia (which ORR funds). Two sexual assault cases were recently reported and resulted in one arrest. We also learned that this hotline is being used to report suspected Coronavirus cases – making our hotline a conduit to communicate COVID-19 cases to …

Gratitude from Africa for feeding children during COVID19

Solome, an Orphanage Director in Liberia, shares her gratitude to ORR for feeding her children during the COVID-19 pandemic. After being completely reliant on our financial support for 8 years, this orphanage was able to become self-sufficient and went off our feeding program four years ago. With the arrival of the Coronavirus, they were in a desperate place once again …

Urgent Need: COVID-19 Reaches Liberia and Benin

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has now reached West Africa, resulting in schools and gathering places to be closed and orphanages put into lockdown. We still need to feed the 358 children on our feeding program, but our resources are now stressed due to having to cancel numerous fundraising gatherings and speaking engagements in the USA. If not fed, these children …

The Unimaginable Gift

All of us at Orphan Relief and Rescue want to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year in 2020. With your help, we carry out our mission seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year.  The heart of our mission is to help the children we serve to survive and thrive, …

How Far They’ve Come

I have quite a story to tell you in this newsletter about the girls in one of our Safe Homes. But before I get to that, let me share about the photo above. These women are rejoicing that they are able to provide for their children, no longer feeling the pressure to “send them away.” This is all thanks to …

We Dare to Dream

by Stefan Lako, Programs Director I often find myself contemplating this quote from Walt Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it”.  It is a curious statement, one that I hope is correct, but often struggle to fully believe. At Orphan Relief and Rescue we dream of a future where children are safe from the dangers of abuse, …