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July 22, 2015

Internal Red Cross Reports Fault Oversight of Haiti Projects

Internal American Red Cross documents obtained by ProPublica and NPR raise questions about the aid charity's accounting of its spending in post-earthquake Haiti. The article is the latest in a series of investigative reports by the two news organizations on Red Cross's handling of nearly $500 million it raised for Haiti relief work after the 2010 quake and its response to other disasters.

The 2012 internal assessments concluded the Red Cross did not sufficiently track its spending or oversee work of its grantees for Haiti projects, and they cast doubt on Red Cross claims about the number of quake victims the charity helped, according to NPR and ProPublica. The Red Cross, which has defended its work in Haiti in response to previous NPR and ProPublica reports, said it would no longer reply to questions from the two outlets.