2010 haiti earthquake
According to a report released by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, American Red Cross pocketed close to $125 million of Haiti earthquake fund.
Based on a yearlong investigation by the Iowa Republican and his staff, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley has reported that the esteemed charity organization Red Cross received an outpouring of donations after the 2010 quake, nearly $500 million, more than any other nonprofit organization received. But sadly, its all ambitious plans to build housing for the earthquake victims completely failed on the ground in Haiti. The Red Cross says it has provided homes to more than 130,000 earthquake victims. But the actual number of permanent homes the group has built in all of Haiti is just six. As per the charity organization's report, they spent $70 million on "program expenses" which include funds spent to oversee and evaluate its Haiti programs. In its earlier reports, Red Cross's had repeatedly told that, of the total funds it receives on humanitarian programs, it spends up to 9% (in recent case, it should be $45 million) on internal expenses. However, Grassley's office found that 25% of the total donations ($500 million) sent to Haiti or about $125 million were spent as fundraising and management expenses.
Here is a picture of Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, Haitian President Rene Preval, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, US embassador Kenneth Merten and Cheryl Mills, chief of staff to Hillary Clinton, together under a tent following the devastating Haiti earthquake of 2010
One, Former President Bill Clinton helped raised millions of dollars for the country. As bothe Bill and Hillary Clinton stated Haiti was the first place they visited after their wedding in 1975.
However, the delivery of the help collected was not very successful. The brother of Hillary Clinton, Tony Rodham, as rumored to ha e been involved in insider deals in Haiti. Other criticised the family for their closeness with President Michel Martelly, whom many think did not do a good job managing the country
As the authorities in Haiti started to remove debries from the earthquake in Haiti, looters were busy looking for goods that were berried under the buildings.
People armed with machetes scuttled over debris as the security situation deteriorated following the earthquake. Aids workers were obligated to travel with security guards. Some of the people who were looting have not been eating for hours and in some instances, days
Here is a picture of several Haitians, each awarded a box of goodies from the Red Cross. They were the charity organization to receive the largest amount of donations for relief efforts to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. However the Red Cross used most of the fund to reduce their own accumulated deficits and pay their foreign employees huge salaries.
Red Cross steals Hundreds of Millions from Haiti Earthquake Relief
When Haiti was blown off its foundations by the 2010 earthquake, the international community responded, donating hundreds of millions of dollars. The Red Cross was the biggest donor at half a billion.
Suspicious because only six homes had been built in the last five years by the Red Cross, ProPublica investigated, discovering the agency used $100 million to lower their debts and another one-third of donations to cover their overhead.
Léogâne was at the epicenter of the 7.0 magnitude 12 January 2010 earthquake
Léogâne's second bout with an earthquake measuring 7.0 or higher on the Richter scale was more devastating for the small town than it was for anywhere else in Haiti. Between 80-90% of the infrastructure, including all government buildings, a precious school and part of a hospital were lost.
The devastating earthquake of 2010 that had hit Haiti took its toll by killing 316,000 people and injuring another 300,000. Apart from that, 1.3 million people were displaced with total of 97,294 houses being destroyed and another 188,383 being destroyed alone in Port-au-Prince. Petit Paradis was hit by a local tsunami that claimed at least 4 lives. Other areas like Les Cayes, Jacmel, Luly, Petit Goave, Anse a Galets and Leogane were also hit by local tsunamis.
Over 22 billion US Dollars were collected to help the reconstruction of Haiti, which was devastated by the 2010 earthquake. Reports say that only 1% of the funds actually reached the Haitian government while more than 94% of the collected funds went back to the military and civilian entities of the donors. Some of the money that entered Haiti went in the construction of Korean sweatshops and luxury hotels and thousands and thousands of Haitians are still living in tents. Hunger has become an epidemic in the country and clean water is not available to most of the Haitians.
Here is a photo of Haiti International Airport Toussaint Louverture - Haiti Earthquake - January 12, 2010. The epicenter of the Haiti earthquake was located 16 miles from Port-au-Prince. One year later, about 500 refugee camps still existed in Port-au-prince. Rape and common crimes in refugee camps were common, where 230 such cases were reported in the first six month after the earthquake
Here is a photo of Body Count - Haiti Earthquake - January 12, 2010. The epicenter of the Haiti earthquake was located 16 miles from Port-au-Prince. One year later, about 500 refugee camps still existed in Port-au-prince. Rape and common crimes in refugee camps were common, where 230 such cases were reported in the first six month after the earthquake
Here is a picture representing the level of destruction inflicted by the 2010 Haiti earthquake. As you can see this building was totally destroyed and many people die as a result. The 2010 earthquake is one of the most terrifying things that happened in Haiti for over one hundred years