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June 03, 2015

Red Cross Criticized for Relief Efforts in Haiti

Despite public celebration of its work following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the Red Cross has repeatedly failed in its efforts there, according to ProPublica.

Though the charity claims it has provided homes to more than 130,000 Haitians, the report states it has built just six permanent houses in the country. Other complaints against the organization include lack of transparency about how it has spent the half billion dollars of donations in the country as well as its slow response to a cholera outbreak, a lack of expertise, and failure to fill key roles.

The charity, which claims it helped 4.5 million Haitians, declined to disclose how much was spent on specific projects and would not break down what proportion of funds went toward overhead costs.