My heart breaks for the Hatian families who've lost loved ones and their homes during the quake, but is anyone truly surprised that there is no power, no medical supplies/workers, no police protection? This was the case BEFORE the quake. 84% of the pop lived below the poverty line BEFORE the quake and Haiti was the poorest nation in the western himisphere... According to a World Bank report published in 2004, Haiti requires more than US$1.3 billion in aid for 2005 and 2006. In July 2004, a donors’ conference awarded Haïti more than US$1 billion in pledged aid for 2005 and 2006. The United States pledged US$230 million in aid through fiscal year 2006. Between the fiscal years of 1995 and 1999, the U.S. contributed roughly $884 million in assistance to Haiti. So where did the money go?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:23 AM on Jan. 19, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
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OMG....we have one Q that talks about France and Chavez accusing us of taking over Haiti because we are sending HELP in a time if crisis....and now we have THIS question that wants to know why we havent had a bigger hand in supporting this country before!! WE really CANT win for losing. We go into Iraq and take out an AWFUL dictator (for WHATEVER reason) and we are awful..........THIS country has a dictator that while not out and out MURDERING his people, is an AWFUL man keeping aid money for himself and cronies....and people want to know why we havent gone in and what...taken over? WTH. People need to pick a stance and STICK to it. We are either the worlds police and giver of STUFF or we arent!
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