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How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes
Special Reports

How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes

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

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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A Second Chance On Immigration
Immigration & Migration, Special Reports, TPS

A Second Chance On Immigration

When discussing immigration in America, most automatically think of those from the Spanish-speaking community. The face of the immigration debate in America is often times a Latino, mainly because of Mexico’s proximity to America. However, there are additional stories to be told, including that of the Haitian community in different states across the country.

UN in Haiti: When Protectors Turn Predators
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UN in Haiti: When Protectors Turn Predators

By Kathie Klarreich

A United Nations presence in Haiti has become as familiar as the country’s barren hillsides. Troops of some sort have been there almost continuously since 1993, including five peacekeeping missions. The most recent, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, arrived in 2004 to provide a peaceful transition following months of armed conflict. Like its predecessors and most of the UN’s 16 peacekeeping missions worldwide, MINUSTAH, composed of troops from dozens of countries, is also charged with the protection of local citizens.

Haiti: USAID Houses Found to be of Poor Quality, Will Cost Millions to Repair
Haiti, News Out of Haiti, Special Reports

Haiti: USAID Houses Found to be of Poor Quality, Will Cost Millions to Repair

By Center for Economic and Policy Research

According to documents from USAID, 750 houses built by USAID near the new Caracol industrial park, were found to be of poor quality and will take millions of dollars to repair. The houses are part of USAID’s “New Settlement Program,” which was the subject of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) reporting October 2013 as well as a USAID Inspector General (IG) audit in April 2014.

Get to Haiti One Way
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Get to Haiti One Way

by Michelle Alerte

If not planned correctly, traveling to Haiti can be complicated and expensive. For Jiordany Thomas, a 39-year-old employee at Long Island Auto Group, he and his friends look for any cost-saving measure that’ll ease the damage to their pockets.

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