Haiti’s Homeless

Individual Americans donated a total of $1.4bn after the 2010 earthquake, yet 600,000 Haitians are still living in tents. Why?
by Mark Weisbrot

Half of all American households donated money to Haiti after the earthquake, for a total of $1.4bn in private donations; and the US Congress has appropriated more than $1bn in addition. Why can’t this money be used to provide shelter for the victims of the earthquake, 19 months later?

Read more:http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/08/23-2

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