AFP: Almost half Haiti's injured may be children: studyThe plight of children is continuing to receive attention:
Businessweek: Haitian Children Need Specific Relief Efforts
St. Petersburg Times: Haiti's most vulnerable victims
Haiti was a young nation even before the earthquake, with children making up nearly half the population. Now thousands of them are severely injured, psychologically devastated and orphaned. The United Nations Children's Fund estimates as many as 1 million lost at least one parent in the quake or have been separated from their families.
The disaster has left them in acute peril. Children are less able to fend for themselves for food and water or protect themselves against abuse, assault or abduction. Relief crews are trying to adapt, setting up child-only sections of refugee camps. But thousands still wander the streets. Without question, these victims deserve special attention.