Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Where’s the money for Haiti gone?

By Nick Owens, The world pledged £3.4billion for victims, but six months on just 2% of the cash has been given out It was one of the worst natural disasters ever – 220,000 people dead, ­another 1.5million homeless and living in squalor. When the heartbreaking images of the devastation caused by the massive earthquake in Haiti ­appeared on TV screens across the globe, the world pledged £3.41billion in aid. But six months on from the January 12 quake a Sunday Mirror investigation can reveal how the victims are being ­forgotten…because just TWO per cent of the money has arrived. Children, many orphaned by the quake, are living in misery in rubble-strewn camps with little hope of being rehoused. People have to queue for hours just to use a lavatory as there is just one for every 200 survivors. And […]

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