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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:27 pm

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.
After the earthquake, Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern unveiled ambitious plans to “develop brand-new communities.” None has ever been built.

https://www.propublica.org/article/how-the-red-cross-raised-half-a-billion-dollars-for-haiti-and-built-6-homes


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Post by Guest on Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:18 am

That seriously worries me, it's one of the charities I support and I supported them because I thought they made a difference to people who needed real help.

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Post by Irn Bru on Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:44 am

So this must be a load of bollocks then?

http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do/international-services/haiti-assistance-program

I'll be intersted to hear what the Red Cross have to say in response to this report.

We all know that aid money is difficult to manage in countries devastated by disasters but these sums are huge.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:50 am

Well that gives a different view! I'd like to get to bottom of it, because I think the Red Cross does a lot all over the world, so I'm not about to give up on it.

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Post by Irn Bru on Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:04 am

This report is directed at the America Red Cross. Here a report from the British Red Cross 60 months on.

Read from Page 22

http://www.redcross.org.uk/~/media/BritishRedCross/Documents/About%20us/Haiti%20sanitation%20report.pdf


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Post by veya_victaous on Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:08 am

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