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Canadian Red Cross: Donations Will Reach Haiti

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, many social media users have been warning others against donating to the Red Cross.  They cite reports from their disaster relief programs in response to the earthquake in 2010, where it seems that a large portion of the money did not reach Haiti.  The Canadian Red Cross has vowed that all the money donated to help victims of Hurricane Matthew will reach Haiti. This article includes a suggestion to donate to IJDH, as an organization that helps build much-needed infrastructure.

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Canadian Red Cross vows donations will reach hurricane victims

Michelle Zilio, The Globe and Mail

October 10, 2016


The Canadian Red Cross is reassuring donors that their money will reach Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew, despite online criticism of how the American Red Cross handled donations after the 2010 earthquake in the poor Caribbean country.

Some social media users are warning against donating to the Red Cross, citing a 2015 report, which found that the U.S. chapter of the international humanitarian organization failed to follow through with its promise to help rebuild Haitian communities destroyed by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in 2010.

The Canadian Red Cross said donors can be confident that contributions to its Hurricane Matthew fund will reach those affected. The Category 4 storm brought 233-kilometre-an-hour winds and torrential rains to Haiti last Tuesday, killing about 1,000 people, according to a Reuters tally of numbers from local officials.

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