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Another example of the corruption of the UN?

Are they helping Haiti or themselves?

The United Nations has quietly upped this year's peacekeeping budget for earthquake-shattered Haiti to $732.4 million, with two-thirds of that amount going for the salary, perks and upkeep of its own personnel, not residents of the devastated island. Read more about the UN waste at


Asked by Carpy at 5:30 PM on Apr. 20, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The UN started out as a good idea but is actually a huge mistake. The corruption is appalling.


    Answer by mancosmomma at 6:13 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • Sounds like the UN. Did you see the article about the cruise ships the UN staff are living on? Very cushy.

    I think the UN outlived its usefulness a long time ago.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 6:06 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • I agree special, The US should withdraw, They try to undercut us at every turn while we provide the bulk of their support.

    Answer by Carpy at 6:09 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • Did you all see the Luxury Cruise line the UN has been staying in off the coast of Haiti? At the Cost of $112,000/day

    UN is housing relief workers sent to Haiti to offer services following the nation’s devastating 7.0 earthquake on January 12 aboard two chartered luxury cruise ships. One of the ships has been dubbed the "Love Boat" by UN staff members. The United Nations World Food Program announced on its website on March 19 that two UN-chartered passenger cruise ships, the Ola Esmeralda and the Sea Voyager, had docked in Port au Prince harbor.



    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:41 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • Extremely corrupt organization.

    Answer by mogencreative at 9:16 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • sad but theres no leaving the UN...anytime soon.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:26 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • Gotta love these numbers: Under a cost-sharing formula, the U.S. pays a 27 percent share of the entire $732.4 million peacekeeping tab for Haiti during this 12 month period, or about $197.7 million. The revised peacekeeping tab is over and above the roughly $15 billion in short- and long-term aid that the international community — led by the U.S. and European Union — pledged to Haiti at an international donor's conference last month.

    It is also over and above the $773 million in humanitarian aid raised from donor nations and private citizens in a "flash" appeal in the days after the Jan. 12 earthquake — which is about half the total hoped for by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs when it raised the appeal.

    And this is only until June 30, 2010, too! Then Ban Ki-Moon has to submit a new budget for the next year.

    732.4 M + 773 M + 15 B = way too much money for that island, imo.

    Answer by 29again at 12:37 AM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • I should be surprised? Hail to us, the proud parents of the successful filthy rich!

    Answer by GMMOLLY at 12:51 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • It hit me s I posted the last comment.... That the term "filthy rich" was not an accidental connotation

    Answer by GMMOLLY at 12:54 PM on Apr. 21, 2010