Haiti Still Waiting For US Help

haiti flag11 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.

  • Niki

    Why don’t we check Bill Clinton, George Bush and the American Red Cross bank accounts to see what happened to that money? That is why I gave to Yele Haiti, Wycliff’s NGO rather than the ones mentioned above. I remember what happened during Katrina, there still is no accounting for what was donated for that disaster with millions going to top executives and not the needy.

  • Jesse Wilson

    OK so we must be really stupid to believe America would actually help Haitians to the tune of 1 billion dollars. It is ironic that this country will cry bloody murder to send billions to Israeli, Iraq etc.. with no paper trail, but find tons of reason why not to send money to Haiti. Did we forget that Cubans who cross the water and touch American soil are granted immediate citizenship and Haitians are granted immediate eviction back to their country. You would almost think we have a black president (oops).

    I hope this article makes a difference, but as usual it probably won’t.


  • Hornet77

    Good question, where is the money? Because the money is their for other nations. The U.S. is becomming a nation of false Christians.

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