American Red Cross accused of wasting Haiti earthquake relief

Global News

Hundreds of millions of dollars in donations were raised to provide relief for Haitians who survived the catastrophic 2010 earthquake, but only resulted in the construction of six permanent homes, according to a report.

That’s the revelation from a year-long ProPublica and NPR investigation into how the American Red Cross spent nearly half a billion dollars in donation money — more than five years after the quake hit.

“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,” ProPublica’s Justin Elliott and NPR’s Laura Sullivan wrote.

Of the $488 million raised, in the aftermath of the magnitude-7.0 quake that killed than 230,000 people, $170 million was meant for shelter.

READ MORE: Five years later, aid workers admit slow recovery from Haiti earthquake

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