Where did the Haiti relief money go honest thoughts please..

It has been a year since a tragic earthquake left Haiti devastated and killed more than 300,000 people. Despite more than $1.4 billion in relief aid donated, little progress can be seen in the country and people are asking: Where’d the money go

 

PORT-AU-PRINCE—Last January, hundreds of thousands of Haitians lost their lives and millions lost their homes in an earthquake that flattened much of the capital. A year later, Haitians appear to have lost something else: hope.

The impoverished Caribbean nation marks the anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010, quake on Wednesday with little to cheer. Haiti’s government, which itself was hit hard by the quake, has been incapable of responding to the crisis. Foreign aid has trickled in, and a rush of well-meaning charities have led to chaos.

Piles of rubble still clog the streets; at the current rate, it will take 20 years simply to clean up the mess. Nearly a million people still live in about 1,300 makeshift refugee camps that occupy every available parking lot and open space in the capital. With each passing day, the camps take on a more permanent look.

“We are just completely discouraged now,” said Fai-na Bernadette, a 24-year-old nurse who has been living in a soccer field in Petionville, a suburb of the capital, alongside 3,000 other refugees.

Carleene Dei, director of the United States Agency for International Development told reporters in a January 7 conference call that there was a “lack of understanding” about the pace at which pledges from March’s donors conference could be met, referring to the UN conference where nations pledged more than $10 billion to help Haiti rebuild itself.

“A pledge is not a check,” she said. “A pledge has to be turned into legislation. Legislation has to be turned into plans. Plans have to be vetted and approved. And money has to be made available.”

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“A pledge has to be turned into legislation. Legislation has to be turned into plans. Plans have to be vetted and approved.>>this is a b******* answer! The funds are there and items are held in customs for months waiting for clearance by the government. If they cared for these people they would get their act together and get things going.  They want to see what they can get for themselves.

 

Not all of Haiti was hit by the quake. If those passing 'legislation'  were affected you bet your a$$ they would be on it ASAP!

@SPICE- you are absoultely right. 

Because it's not affecting them directly, they are not getting the ball rolling and getting things done.

This article below shows more of the BS excuses they have to why funds have not been used properly and why some progress has not been made.

http://http://www.thenation.com/article/157646/haiti-wheres-money

It just ridiculous.

 

@ Spice... I agree, also I think they are missing the man power that will go and actually help them rebuild. With all the disease and death going on people are afraid to go down for long periods of time. They also need to offer the haitians payment to rebuild the country and their lives.

They have all the manpower they need right there. Get outside help to teach the people how to build houses, etc. But if you empower (educate & improve their economic situation) the people those who are used to power & privilege will not want that. Sad in this day and age how our people hold us back.

 


MissBling said:

@ Spice... I agree, also I think they are missing the man power that will go and actually help them rebuild. With all the disease and death going on people are afraid to go down for long periods of time. They also need to offer the haitians payment to rebuild the country and their lives.

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