By Laura Sullivan, NPR, June 3, 2015
When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever.
The American Red Cross vowed to help Haitians rebuild, but after five years the Red Cross' legacy in Haiti is not new roads, or schools, or hundreds of new homes. It's difficult to know where all the money went.
NPR and Pro Publica went in search of the nearly $500 million and found a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success, according to a review of hundreds of pages of the charity's internal documents and emails, as well as interviews with a dozen current and former officials.
Full article here on NPR.
The above article by NPR was part of a joint study with ProPublica. Read the ProPublica article here:
'How the Red Cross raised half a billion dollars for Haiti and built six homes', by Justin Elliott, ProPublica, June 3, 2015