Haiti: Where Did the Money Go? (Part 1 of 5)

IN-DEPTH VIDEOS, 13 Feb 2012

FilmAt11tv – TRANSCEND Media Service

In January 2010, a 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti. The international community, including one out of two Americans, pledged billions of dollars in aid, yet the nation has seen little improvement. Three hundred thousand died, nearly two million live in ramshackle tent cities. Cholera has swept through the population, killing thousands and hospitalizing many others. Only about 2% of the rubble has been cleared.

Is this what you expected when you pledged your aid dollars? Independent journalists Film@11.tv journeyed to Haiti in November 2010 to see the situation for themselves, and dig into the burning question: what happened to all that money?

 

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One Response to “Haiti: Where Did the Money Go? (Part 1 of 5)”

  1. David Doerr says:

    While the Catholic Church dodges the issue of the failure of their stewardship – and their brand of Gospel – to control homosexual child abuse, they harp about the immorality of birth control!? (Where are their Knights of Columbus? What a quiet group of men.) Birth control education is essential to the construction of a positive society on the island of Haiti. And so is a covenant-based Gospel. (The teaching that God will help those who seek to know and to serve God.) Too much of modern religion is based on the idea that there will be rewards in the next life, while seeking to take advantage of privileged church status in this world. (The Vatican display of wealth and luxury is a good example.) There is no direction given to the poor – who are exploited for their endless cheap labor – in the form of teaching them to seek communion with our Heavenly Father, and to seek signs from God in order to determine what direction to take. (Acts of the Apostles, chapter two.) Haitians need birth control education, and because of the dire poverty there, they should be taught the (non-cost) natural methods of birth control, that are explained on the Internet at Medicine.net. They need protective hurricane walls with external drainage ditches. Someone needs to consider this outline.