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Camp Corai IDPs have been given an evacuation order but no where to go!  We promised not to abandon Haitians, again.

I don't understand how Clinton and the big NGOs can be so heartless.

     

  • Haiti wants major camp evacuated ahead of storm NGOs and Haiti Government tell Haitians IDPs to evacuate camps and they are on their own to get through storm!

    Aid workers are scrambling to prepare but are badly short of supplies including shelter material because of the responses already under way to deal with the aftermath of the earthquake and an unprecedented cholera outbreak that has killed more than 330 people and hospitalized more than 4,700.

    A U.S. Navy vessel, the amphibious warship Iwo Jima, was steaming toward Haiti on Tuesday to provide disaster relief.

    Some of the biggest concern is for 1.3 million earthquake survivors still living under tarps and tents nearly 10 months after the disaster. The government said there are some shelters in the capital - a handful have been built in nearby Leogane and several hours north in Gonaives - but basically people will be on their own if Tomas hits.

  • NGOs act like because Haiti has been poor for so long Haitians don't need/deserve shelter.  I believe that NGOs think that the money is for them to give people raises with, to spend on SUVs, travel expenses, and to expend their poverty industry business. Now that the storm is coming they jumped into action? Why wasn't it important to get them our of the rain, or to feed the orange haired due to malnutrition children, or for schools and protect them from being raped before?

     

  • Haiti: ‘We’ve been forgotten’

    ‘Right to Food. 75% of families had someone go an entire day without eating in the past week and over 50% indicated that their children did not eat for an entire day - Right to Clean Water. 44% of families primarily drank untreated water - Right to a Sanitary Environment. 27% of families defecated in a container, a plastic bag, or on open ground in the camps - Right to Housing. 78% of families lived without enclosed shelter - Right to Health. There were 245 independently listed health problems among 45 families - Right to Protection From and During Displacement. 94% of families felt they could not return home while 48% had been threatened with forced eviction since the earthquake.’

  • The US illegally blocked humanitarian loans already agreed to by IFIs to Haiti in 2000. The loans were specifically designated to upgrade Haiti's water system including the area that Cholera started.

     

  • PIH MUST READ

    US withheld humanitarian AID that was going to be used to upgrade water system!

    While Haiti has not had a documented case of cholera since the 1960s, the conditions in the lower Artibonite placed the region at high-risk for epidemics of cholera and other water-borne diseases even before the earthquake of January 12, 2010. In 2008, Partners In Health working with partners at the Robert Kennedy Center for Human Rights released a report of the denial of water security as a basic right in Haiti. In 2000, a set of loans from the Inter American Development Bank to the government of Haiti for water, sanitation and health were blocked for political reasons. The city of St. Marc (population 220,000) and region of the lower Artibonite (population 600,000) were among the areas slated for upgrading of the public water supply. This project was delayed more than a decade and has not yet been completed.

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  • Insult to injury: Cholera has Haiti reeling, and Bill Clinton & Anderson Cooper haven't done enough

    For example, the Clinton-Bush Haiti fund, inaugurated by President Obama with both former Presidents at his side, is still running Web advertisements that say "100% of donations go directly to relief efforts." That's a cruel lie, considering the quake victims living in flood zones under withered plastic tarps. Only 8% of its $50 million had been spent by this summer, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

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  • 'Focusing on Long-term Development' in Times of Cholera and Crisis Clinton Bush Fund only spent 8% of donations and has no Haitian employees. They claim that they are saving money for longterm development. Bush devastated Haiti by blocking aid. Clinton devastated Haiti by forcing it to reduce rice tariffs. They are both largely responsible for Haiti's dire poverty. In utter arrogance Clinton admits focus on Haiti's business class-the elites that don't need help.

    Within hours of my op-ed being published in the New York Daily News today, the $50 million Clinton Bush Haiti Fund posted an update on its Facebook page called “Cholera Concern,” which includes this sentence: “While other organizations in Haiti are using their resources to deliver immediate humanitarian aid, we are using our resources to focus on long-term development so that these crises are prevented.”

    Look at the screen shot of an Oct. 25 article about Haiti on Fox News. The advertisement for the fund is doubly deceitful: “100% of donations go directly to relief efforts,” it says. That is a lie, period. Relief is what earthquake victims desperately need right now to protect them from an oncoming hurricane. It’s what they’ve needed for the past ten months to make tent camps more livable.

    Relief is not the same as long-term development, especially the fund’s chosen brand focusing on Haiti’s business class. I thought planning and executing long-term development was the Haitian government’s job. There are no Haitians on the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund’s board of directors.

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  • Inside Story - Haiti's cholera epidemic 10-25-10 Al Jazeera 25 minutes-showed interview with Red Cross driver that said with no shame they distribute no drinkable water. When asked why he said it was hard (what does he think he is getting paid for) and he said IDPs have to buy water? When asked he admitted that was impossible.
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  • Haiti: Cholera Outbreak Highlights Clean Water Crisis 10-28-10 CRS has no plans of installing water filter in camp. These large NGOs are unbelievable. Do there employees drink camp water? or would they even wash their feet with the water?

    The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported in July that Catholic Relief Services had spent $30 million out of $140 million raised for earthquake relief in Haiti. Some $21 million came from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), designated specifically for water and sanitation services in Port-au-Prince’s displacement camps.

    A senior member of another relief group, who requested anonymity, told IPS that CRS does not intend to install water purification systems in the camps until next year. “That seems like a long time for someone living in the camps,” the aid worker said.

    The water and sanitation coordinator for CRS confirmed it has no plans to install water purification systems in camps at this time, but is delivering extra-chlorinated water to some camps by truck. A joint report in September by the City University of New York’s Haiti Initiative and Haiti’s Faculty of Ethnology found that 40 percent of camps don’t have access to water and 30 percent have no toilets.

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  • starts 16 minutes into it. Interview with --  @BENatDAP Cholera shouldn't have happened. NGOs LET it Happen. NGOs raised money for Haiti but left 1/2 in the bank (gathering interest) and let this happen. Living conditions deteriorating it is ridiculous with the billions of dollars our there the organizations that raised money should not have let it happen.  He said 16 billion raised for Haiti NGOs did not/are not delivering and lack transparency. They cannot coordinate because do not report where they are and what they are doing. We have pictures of babies. NGOs that raised money based on the urgency of need have not acted with urgency. The NGOs did not invest in systems to relieve these problems. Here is his website Disaster Accountability
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  • UN probes base as source of Haiti cholera outbreak 10-27-10 --303 people have died and 4,722 hospitalized. UN Denies that excrement leaks into the river. But AP made an unannounced visit and confirms residents stories.

    The U.N. issued a statement on Tuesday defending the base. It said the Nepalese unit there uses seven sealed septic tanks built to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards, emptied every week by a private company to a landfill site a safe 820 feet (250 meters) from the river.

    But those are not the conditions AP found on Wednesday.

    A buried septic tank inside the fence was overflowing and the stench of excrement wafted in the air. Broken pipes jutting out from the back spewed liquid. One, positioned directly behind latrines, poured out a reeking black flow from frayed plastic pipe which dribbled down to the river where people were bathing.

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  • MINUSTAH aim gun at Ansel Herz an unarmed journalist 10-15-10  MINUSTAH is in Haiti to protect the elite and the elites property and to keep the poor docile while the elite and IC exploit them.

MINUSTAH soldier points his gun at independent journalist Ansel Herz

The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and Partners in Health are two excellent NGOs because they help Haiti with immediate need but also work on structural changes to make Haiti more equal and less dependent on NGOs and foreign aid. Haiti is not hopeless; we, the US, need to change our oppressive and unjust Haiti policy.

These NGOs do good work!

The Aristide Foundation for Democracy (AFD) was created in 1996 by former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide (the first democratically elected president of Haiti) with a simple principle in mind: "The promise of democracy can only be fulfilled if all sectors of Haitian society are able to actively participate in the democratic life of the nation."

Haiti Emergency Relief Foundation (HERF):

Haiti’s grassroots movement – including labor unions, women’s groups, educators and human rights activists, support committees for political prisoners, and agricultural cooperatives – are funneling needed aid to those most hit by the earthquake. They are doing what they can – with the most limited of funds – to make a difference. Please take this chance to lend them your support. All donations to the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund will be forwarded to our partners on the ground to help them rebuild what has been destroyed.

Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti:

Mission

We strive to work with the people of Haiti in their non-violent struggle for the consolidation of constitutional democracy, jus tice and human rights, by distributing objective and accurate information on human rights conditions in Haiti, pursuing legal cases, and cooperating with human rights and solidarity groups in Haiti and abroad.
IJDH draws on its founders’ internationally-acclaimed success accompanying Haiti’s poor majority in the fields of law, medicine and social justice activism. We seek the restoration of the rule of law and democracy in the short term, and work for the long-term sustainable change necessary to avert Haiti’s next crisis.

"IJDH is simply the most reliable source for information and analysis on human rights in

Haiti." — Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)

Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti:

Partners in Health (****/A+) has now started a BLOG about its efforts called Stand with Haiti. It has very useful information. Partners in Health is also putting out a call for health volunteers, in case you are a medical professional who can help out that way.
PIH 6 month report! And website with slide show, Six months have now passed since a devastating earthquake ripped through Haiti.

Originally posted to allie123 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 08:32 PM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (16+ / 0-)

    "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

    by allie123 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 08:32:12 PM PDT

    •  I hope you'll repeat this diary in a day or two (8+ / 0-)

      I think it will be buried under election news tonight.

      They only call it Class War when we fight back.

      by lineatus on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 08:35:36 PM PDT

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      •  I will. Thanks (8+ / 0-)

        I had no intention on posting a diary but I got so mad. I hate watching the world treat Haitians like that aren't even human.  It is really upsetting.

        "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

        by allie123 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 08:38:38 PM PDT

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        •  it looks like there will be more to be upset... (3+ / 0-)
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          ...about, given the projected path of Tomas.

          Bon kouraj, zanmi-m'wen...

          •  If they could go stay with (4+ / 0-)

            friends or family they wouldn't be sleeping in mud. And finding out that Red Cross distributes undrinkable water and CRS has no plans on installing water filter in their camp this year it is shockingly blatant indifference.  Now cholera will be all over the place. What a mess and none of this had to happen. The story just keeps getting worse.

            "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

            by allie123 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 08:54:09 PM PDT

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            •  The Red Cross has been useless (3+ / 0-)
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              The excuses they make for delivering tainted water are pathetic.

              The money for Haiti never got to Haiti. The Red Cross has kept most of the money in America from what I can tell.

              look for my DK Greenroots diary series Thursday evening. "It's the planet, stupid."

              by FishOutofWater on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 09:21:32 PM PDT

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              •  They did (2+ / 0-)
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                And they are collecting interest. Clinton Bush fund only spent 8% of the money. And Clinton is so arrogant that he admits he wants to use the money to help Haiti's business class-the morally repugnant elite. He admits it. That is not who the money is for.

                And please remember to tell people there are good ones like PIH and IJDH that help with immediate needs and the underlying structural problems.  Because if we don't then people will throw their hands up and think it is hopeless and it isn't. Both PIH and IJDH have effective programs in Haiti. If we get our government to stop forcing destructive neoliberal policies that would fix a lot.

                "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

                by allie123 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 09:39:12 PM PDT

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        •  All the money (4+ / 0-)
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          that was sent to help the people went where?  They left half the money to collect interest in the bank, yeah if everyone was taken care of and stabilized, that's great.  But if not use the funds for the people.  I agree with you I hate to see anyone treated like the Haitians are being treated.  

          I posted this in another thread, but will post it here again, there have been 313 deaths now from cholera, it is the latest update from RSOE EDIS:

          Situation Update No. 13
          On 29.10.2010 at 17:54 GMT+2

          The outbreak of cholera in Haiti has so far claimed 313 lives, according to the latest data provided Friday by the country's health officials. Around 4,800 other people are believed to be infected with the serious intestinal disease. Ten days after the outbreak was officially confirmed, and despite the efforts of aid organizations in Haiti, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned earlier Friday in Geneva that the situation in the Caribbean country was still expected to get worse before it gets better. "Everyday we get up to eight new cases," said Caroline Klein, spokeswoman for Humedica. The aid organization Humedica is active in the town of Drouin, in the central Haitian area affected by the cholera, and has set up a treatment centre for those suffering from the disease, where more than 1,000 people are being cared for. The number of deaths and infections is rising more slowly than when the outbreak was first confirmed, although sick people are still coming in from villages which had previously been considered cholera-free. Haiti was the poorest country in the Americas even before suffering in January a quake that killed more than 220,000 people and ravaged much of the country, especially the capital, Port-au-Prince. The outbreak of cholera was confirmed on October 19 in the area around the Artibonite river. Haiti had not had an outbreak of cholera for decades.

          Certain violations of the social compact are too terrible to utter aloud: this is the meaning of the word unspeakable. Herman.

          by zaka1 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 08:54:06 PM PDT

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          •  Just imagine what the (3+ / 0-)
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            hurricane/storm will do? Cholera will be everywhere. And did you see that it was probably brought into Haiti by MINUSTAH troops?

            "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

            by allie123 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 08:58:51 PM PDT

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            •  The storm is (3+ / 0-)
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              so close now and I don't know how much those poor people can take, they have endured more than their share of hardships.  I'm sure the winds of the storm/hurricane will spread the cholera, and many of those people are probably not recovered especially those who are now amputees from earthquake.  

              To tell people they are on their own when 1,000 have cholera, how many more are amputees, or whatever, just blows my mind.  I'll have to re-read about the MINUSTAH troops bringing it in, I thought they denied treatment of the water.  Might have gotten that part confused.  Great diary.  My heart goes out to these people.  

              Certain violations of the social compact are too terrible to utter aloud: this is the meaning of the word unspeakable. Herman.

              by zaka1 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 09:21:15 PM PDT

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              •  They denied (3+ / 0-)
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                it but it looks like it came from the Nepalese unit because it is the same kind as is common in Nepal.  
                And Red Cross distributes untreated water to the camps.

                They are doing so many horrible things it is hard to keep track. Please call your Rep, Sen and Obama and demand that they do better.

                And that we do not fund an illegitimate election in Haiti. That is extremely important because it looks like the 2004 coup has just about succeeded in crushing the people movement.

                "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

                by allie123 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 09:28:38 PM PDT

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                •  They said (2+ / 0-)
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                  they would put a filtering water system in next year, I had to read that more than once. . . next year.  The first thing people need is food, shelter, and water.  Water top of the list for survival of life.  Then they stated that there are no toilets in a couple of the camps, and the picture starts to get a clearer of how terrible these people are being treated.  

                  My Senator is a blue dog, I have written many letters, with only getting a frat boy response back explaining how wonderful he is.  My Rep. currently might be on the chopping block.  After tonight I'll know better where to turn for letters, etc.  

                  I always think that perhaps one of these days one of those people we save might grow up and give us world peace or another person could give bring some other wonderful thing the world really could use.  As far as we have come in the world, poverty should have been over ages ago.  And there will always be people who need help, for none of us would ever survive completely alone in the world.  We will always need others.  OK, I'm just flapping my gums at this point.  Please repost, and after the political nightmare is over, I'll wake up and see what is left to help make things better.

                  Certain violations of the social compact are too terrible to utter aloud: this is the meaning of the word unspeakable. Herman.

                  by zaka1 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 11:01:42 PM PDT

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                  •  Thanks. (2+ / 0-)
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                    It is hard to believe how bad it is when it doesn't have to be.  The US still hasn't given the money we pledged to help rebuild. We gave some emergency relief, much of it was spent on the military that wasn't needed, but we haven't given any of the rebuilding money.

                    Bad night all around.  

                    "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

                    by allie123 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 11:07:30 PM PDT

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      •  Good idea! (2+ / 0-)
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        I've been away for a while; I'm glad I found your diary while I could still tip and rec.

        ...it is unfortunate that the opposition to the Democrats in this country now consists entirely of crazy people. - NNadir

        by RunawayRose on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 02:26:51 PM PDT

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  •  What a sad and eye opening reminder, allie. (3+ / 0-)
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    Thank you for posting this.  Thank you for the reminder that while we may be unhappy and economically challenged, the people of Haiti are living in unbearable conditions and are facing imminent life threatening danger.  Please do re-post this in a day or two, I'm a fraid it will be missed by many tonight.

    I can see white russians from my house

    by surelyujest on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 08:53:51 PM PDT

  •  Just like New Orleans before Katrina (5+ / 0-)

    Told to Evacuate But Given NOWHERE To Go

    More Black people, too.  And it's not like TPTB didn't know it was hurricane season.

    Disgusting.

    The Republican establishment wins the votes of fools by invoking terror; the Democratic establishment wins them by invoking the Republicans.

    by MrJayTee on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 09:13:27 PM PDT

    •  I know (4+ / 0-)

      there is no getting around it. It is such a clear message it is truly heartbreaking to watch. When Obama picked Clinton that was bad enough but and Bush-Katrina Bush to help Haiti. I couldn't write anything so I just linked to article because I really am so mad my hands a shaky and I can't get a sentence out.  I have to breath.

      Look a bunch of articles said that NGOs are scrambling to keep cholera out of the squalid camps. My question is why didn't they scramble to keep PEOPLE out of the squalid camps?

      "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

      by allie123 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 09:21:47 PM PDT

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      •  It's all about the Great White Aid Administrators (3+ / 0-)
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        Their credentials, their meetings, their interviews, their egos.  

        Not about the Haitians.  They function in this play is to be destitute, all the better for the "aid" organizations to rush in and Save the People of Haiti®.

        I wish it hadn't been so predictable.

        The Republican establishment wins the votes of fools by invoking terror; the Democratic establishment wins them by invoking the Republicans.

        by MrJayTee on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 09:30:06 PM PDT

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        •  It is like they (3+ / 0-)
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          wait for a crisis on top of crisis to do anything because they don't want it to get better but they want to fix the most glaring problems.

          One person put it perfectly, in my opinion, he described NGOs as the humanitarian arm of the CIA.  

          "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

          by allie123 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 09:34:10 PM PDT

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          •  well, I gotta point out those are some... (2+ / 0-)
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            ...dramatic over-generalizations.

            Yes, there are some humanitarian orgs that rarely if ever get it right, and there are some orgs that never intend to get it right.

            And there are some orgs, and alotta humanitarian workers, who ALWAYS try their hardest to do something that resembles the right thing in situations where it is difficult to figure out what the right thing is, and even harder to do it.

            As far as this one...

            One person put it perfectly, in my opinion, he described NGOs as the humanitarian arm of the CIA.  

            That statement is far from perfect. And far from the actual truth. Yes, there are some small numbers of circumstances where certain specific ngos will knowingly work with intelligence agencies from a buncha different countries. I would point out that such folks tend to stick out like sore thumbs, and not so many folks on the ground are fooled.

            However, bons mots that it may be, it is perpetuating an unfair myth to so drastically over-generalize...

            Just saying and all...

            •  I do agree (0+ / 0-)

              that many of the employees do their best and do good work. But I think it is the system that is broken and that sometimes the ones that are doing their best are still being used to undercut the Haitian Government. It isn't simply the NGOs by themselves but combine them with bypassing the Haitian Gov and then making the Gov privatize most of what should be public services and then it does end up that even some that do help-and most help in some ways are being used in a bigger picture to do harm.  The CIA is mainly the large NGOs in Haiti.  

              But most people that work for them do work hard and do good things.

              I learned that NGOs here get like 80% or their funding from corporations-and large NGOs in Haiti get 70% or more of their funding from USAID or USAID sister programs in other countries.  And someone that works in one her told me that they have to do stuff for the corporations, such as, soften the blow to the residents of projects because the corporation is going to buy them and people will lose their homes. This is true someone told me that they are supposed to do this.  So their is  problem with the system.

              This is what I read Like Doctors without Borders does amazing work but they say so themselves (and are working on changing it) such as pulling people into jobs but they are temp jobs and so they inflate wages temporarily and then leave a void.  Which in most countries isn't as big a deal as it is in countries like Haiti with 70% unemployment.  

              "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

              by allie123 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 11:00:35 PM PDT

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              •  "The CIA is mainly the large NGOs in Haiti. " (1+ / 0-)
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                I don't think folks really understand these kinda situations very well when they make statements like that.

                It's not CIA, it's overt US government policy, being implemented through the State Dept. There's no need for it to be CIA, no need to involve CIA, no need to even be covert. The only covert thing about the US- and developed-nations' policies in Haiti is a slightly opaque bit of window dressing on 'em. And that's not even covert, the lip-service to window dressing is apparent.

                Me, I've worked for a number of independent humanitarian orgs - including the best of the best, if a Nobel Peace Prize is any indication of that "best-of" designation. Worked at it for a buncha years, in Haiti among other places.

                There are alotta different kindsa orgs out there.

                Part of the job, the leadership jobs that is - at least with the orgs I've worked with - is to find ways around and through the many inter-related systems that are so incredibly complicated on top of being broken. It ain't easy work.

                There are alotta ways for orgs to be unproductive or counter-productive to responding to the needs of the people.

                You raise some legitimate issues.

                I'm a big proponent of using phrases like "some ngos" or "some people", or using phrases like "these specific ngos" or "this specific person" rather than lumping a buncha very different organizations together and calling 'em CIA.

  •  The big U.S. NGOs don't care about the poor (2+ / 0-)
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    that's all I can conclude.

    Poor black people's lives are discounted by American NGOs.

    look for my DK Greenroots diary series Thursday evening. "It's the planet, stupid."

    by FishOutofWater on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 09:24:51 PM PDT

    •  I know and I didn't start (2+ / 0-)
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      out believing that. I donated to CARE and CRS when the EQ first happened but the more I learned I just am horrified. I know that I upset some people when I said that I could no longer post a diary with a list of NGOs. But my conscience won't allow me to do any more harm to Haiti than we already have.  I am telling you the more I learn it continues to shock me because of the blatant message that, like you said, if you are black and poor you don't matter.

      "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

      by allie123 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 09:31:44 PM PDT

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  •  Weather Unederground (1+ / 0-)
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    "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

    by allie123 on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 09:03:35 AM PDT

  •  Tarp City (0+ / 0-)

    Time to Rebrand Haiti's Tent Cities as Tomas Approaches

    The rainy season peaks in October and continues through November. Erected on a desolate plain that is subject to flooding when rains come and water pours down the ravines of Mon Cabrit, or Goat Mountain, "Camp Corail" is Haiti's grand illusion, and the curtain is about to be ripped aside. Hopefully, US taxpayers and donors will take note that this cooperative venture between the Haitian government and USAID's implementing partners has been a dismal failure. Heavy rains are a way of life for Haitians, but why the Haitian government green-lighted a relocation camp in a flood zone is anyone's guess. Even if Tomas retains its current incarnation as a depression, flooding is inevitable.

    "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

    by allie123 on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 04:41:23 PM PDT

  •  Storm is coming and they have nothing (0+ / 0-)

    Storm poses deadly flooding risk to Haiti: U.N. Same story: IDPs told to evacuate but no place to go! Cholera has infected 6700 and 442 deaths-it will blow all over and we are looking at catastrophe.

    "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

    by allie123 on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 04:55:31 PM PDT

  •  Evictions (0+ / 0-)

    "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

    by allie123 on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 05:01:21 PM PDT

  •  News Update (0+ / 0-)

    11-3

    "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

    by allie123 on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 05:14:32 PM PDT

  •  Elections (0+ / 0-)

    Elections

  • Haiti Needs Fair Elections: Statement of the Canada Haiti Action Network 11-3-10
  • This is the third time in the past year that Fanmi Lavalas has been formally excluded from elections in Haiti. The party was excluded from the two-round, partial senate election held in April and June 2009 and from the presidential and legislative election scheduled for late February 2010, cancelled after the devastating January 12 earthquake. Voter turnout in April/June 2009 was less than five per cent following the call for a boycott by popular organizations, including Fanmi Lavalas.

"IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

by allie123 on Thu Nov 04, 2010 at 06:56:30 AM PDT

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