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 First Lady Michelle Obama accompanied with a security personnel as she arrived in Haiti three months after the earthquake. She was in Haiti with Jill Biden.
The two ladies took a tour of the devastating area, before landing on the yard of Haiti National Palace to meet President Rene Preval
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 Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt participating in an event taking place in Haiti. They were accompanied by Wyclef Jean. The two were in Haiti following the earthquake to provide support to the volunteers who are working hard helping the victims.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are well known for their contribution to the poor and the deprived. They have adopted several children from various nations.
Here is a picture of the First Lady Michelle Obama as she was accompanied by the Haitian President Rene Preval on her one day visit to Haiti. Michelle was in Haiti to visit the sites affected by the earthquake.
Michelle Obama and Jill Biden spent the entire day to visit the people and also to meet with the Haitian leader before leaving to go to Mexico
Here is a photo of Total Destruction - 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 Palais De Justice - Haiti Earthquake - January 12, 2010. It is reported that more than 230,000 people were killed. More than 3 million people were affected. Many homes and important structures were destroyed. A large number of people were left homeless and had to live under tents for several months
On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, devastating Port-au-prince.
Here, in her visit to Haiti, Angelina Jolie was addressing a child who seems not to know much about her.
Angelina Jolie is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee. In her visit to haiti, Jolie met with several authorities involved in children's issues