Red Cross Haiti Scam: $500M Raised, 6 Homes Built
by SPUTNIK NEWS
(PHOTO: This is the face of Egregious Red Cross Fraud. CEO Gail McGovern's compensation package is $621,000.)
(June 4, 2015) Probe Reveals Red Cross Raised $500M for Haiti but Built Only 6 Homes
After raising nearly half a billion dollars for emergency disaster relief after the 2010 Haitian earthquake - including $170 million earmarked for 'shelter relief' - the American Red Cross has built a grand total of six houses, according to a new report.
An investigation by Propublica and NPR has shown a pattern of highly inefficient spending, management troubles, and a lack of local expertise which has resulted in very little concrete relief to the people of Haiti, despite massive outpouring of donations to one of the US' most prominent charities.
Costly, Inexpert Foreigners Prioritized Over Haitians
One major barrier to effective relief has been a reliance on foreigners who came to the country with little or no knowledge of local culture or language, while dismissing or disparaging Haitians, the report finds.