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How Can Haiti Get Back on Its Feet, 3 Years After Quake?

World  (tags: world, society, politics, Refugees&Relief, Haiti, charity, redevelopment, UnitedNations, freedoms, news )

- 2018 days ago -
Nearly three years after a major earthquake hit Haiti, political stability remains fragile and reconstruction is slow, while public protests and donor fatigue are growing.

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Past Member (0)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 4:04 pm
Thanks for the update.

Jules W (61)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 10:31 pm
The Quake, the Floods, the Gov corruption, Never Forget Haiti...Ever. They never seem to get a break, are still in such need and sadly will be for sometime. We have a large Haitian community in Boston. I try to help the efforts through the Haitian church. I feel very confident that my fundraising efforts and donations sent, are going through the proper channels this way, and given to the charities, people, and animal welfare organizations, working so hard, in horrific conditions. Prayers.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday December 14, 2012, 4:19 am
Terrible. Poor people!

. (0)
Friday December 14, 2012, 6:14 am
A big part of the problem is that they have cut down most of the trees. Compare the Dominican side with the Haitian side - vast difference. Secondly Haitian society is divided solidly between the poor and the rich who occupy the higher geographical strata. Thirdly, where has all the money gone that was donated to the Red Cross? Fourthly, what is being done about the disease initiated by UN peacekeepers. Let's not forget about the deplorable conditions of open sewer trenches and filthy, contaminated water. Perhaps this is just a way to rid the rich of the poor. Then of course there are the Island Politics involved too.

pam w (139)
Friday December 14, 2012, 6:44 am
Let's hope that contraceptives are free and readily available. Haitians do NOT need more children in this mess!

Past Member (0)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:19 pm
Ask the bush and clinton foundations to cough the 85% of the $800 million they took and kept from the people that thought they were helping the Hiatians.

That's what these elite bastards do. Take.

Katie K (70)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:55 pm
Where did all the monies collected from good-hearted people go? This is the reason folks are so skeptical to donate because someone got super wealthy off this and the poor people that the monies where earmarked for are in the same devastated circumstance they were before. PIT-T-FUL

Melania Padilla (122)
Friday December 14, 2012, 1:45 pm

Lloyd H (46)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 6:57 am
First off the Red Cross is essentially a scam; for every $1 US that goes in as a donation only 39 Cents actually goes to charitable works. And when it comes to "Aid" from nations, any nation, there are usually so many strings attached that actual on the ground use is either impossible or ineffective.
And I am sure that lots of people will be really pissed at me for saying this. Am I the only one that notices that in this article and others there is never any questioning of the part incontinuouss failure of theHaitiann people. After every disaster and all of the aid that flows in, regardless of all the problems with said aid, the people just keep going back to doing the same stupid things over and over. There are always riots of distribution, the gangs are always allowed to black market the aid, the same corrupt politicians are always elected. No matter how much is poured into Haiti, theHaitianss just go right back to doing the wrong things the wrong way time after time. They can not feed their families yet they do nothing to control their birth rate. Cholera is always a problem with each disaster, no matter where the outbreak du jour originates, yet they continue to use their water sources as sewers. Yes they need help, but speaking just for myself, why is it that it appears that theHaitianss never learn anything from past experiences. I just do not get it. They are not ignorant savages. They most surely are not lazy. They never give up. But they just never seem to learn anything from their experiences and change their responses to the same old problems.

Paul Wellman (1)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 10:13 am
I have been dealing with Phillip Snyder of ACE, Inc. for several years. Phillip has been working in Haiti for decades trying to help the poor.
I can testify that ACE has the clearest vision of what is really needed that I am aware of.
I will guarantee any money donated to ACE will be used to help these downtrodden people as effectively as possible.
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