Monday, 8 June 2015

Breaking: How The Red Cross Raised Half A Billion Dollars For Haiti and Built Six Homes


This is such a heartbreaking report! It exposes the underbelly of aid and development and how they truly work. Sadly, I know this report to be true 'cos I can relate with the facts on a personal level. They so poignantly reflects aid as we know it today...

Here's an excerpt of the report:

The Red Cross received an outpouring of donations after the quake, nearly half a billion dollars.

The Red Cross says it has provided homes to more than 130,000 people. But the actual number of permanent homes the group has built in all of Haiti: six.The group has publicly celebrated its work. But in fact, the Red Cross has repeatedly failed on the ground in Haiti. Confidential memos, emails from worried top officers, and accounts of a dozen frustrated and disappointed insiders show the charity has broken promises, squandered donations, and made dubious claims of success.

The Red Cross says it has provided homes to more than 130,000 people. But the actual number of permanent homes the group has built in all of Haiti: six.

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