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Haiti Still Waiting For US Help

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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.

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