Source – propublica.org
(How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti and Built Six Homes)
Even as the group has publicly celebrated its work, insider accounts detail a string of failures
by Justin Elliott, ProPublica,
and Laura Sullivan, NPR
June 3, 2015
THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF CAMPECHE sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes forever uncollected. Children kick a deflated volleyball in a dusty lot below a wall with a hand-painted logo of the American Red Cross.
In late 2011, the Red Cross launched a multimillion-dollar project to transform the desperately poor area, which was hit hard by the earthquake that struck Haiti the year before. The main focus of the project — called LAMIKA, an acronym in Creole for “A Better Life in My Neighborhood” — was building hundreds of permanent homes.
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