Haiti Still Waiting For US Help
Of the more than $1 billion pledged by the U.S. to help rebuild Haiti after its earthquake 9 months ago, Haiti hasn’t seen a cent.
The money is still tied up in Washington and officials in various government branches tell The Associated Press the problem is bureaucracy, disorganization and a lack of urgency.
Meanwhile, Haitians have grown wary and frustrated waiting for aid for their country.
More than a million Haitians still live on the streets between piles of rubble and without long-term funds, the reconstruction of the wrecked capital cannot begin.
Meanwhile, deaths in Port-au-Prince are mounting, as quake survivors scramble to live without shelter or food.
Haiti also isn’t getting much from other donors either. Some 50 other nations and organizations pledged a total of $8.75 billion for reconstruction, but just $686 million of that has reached Haiti so far.