Red Cross Haiti Scam: $500M Raised, 6 Homes Built

  Red Cross Haiti Scam: $500M Raised, 6 Homes Built

 by SPUTNIK NEWS

Though the American Red Cross (ARC) says that 90% of the employees in the Haiti program are Haitians, they would not provide a breakdown of nationalities in top positions, and the Propublica investigation found very few made it to topslots.
The American Red Cross claims to have provided homes to 130,000 Haitians crumble under scrutiny, as that numberincludes people trained in proper construction techniques, those in temporary shelters, or people who received rental assistance, according to a Propublica/NPR report.

The American Red Cross claims to have provided homes to 130,000 Haitians crumble under scrutiny, as that numberincludes people “trained in proper construction techniques,” those in temporary shelters, or people who received rental assistance, according to a Propublica/NPR report.

“The implication that talented, smart, competent Haitians cannot be found in Haiti has to be dispelled, if we are going to give Haitians a chance to be part of rebuilding Haiti,” read a 2011 memo from Judith St. Fort, then-director of the Haiti program, that described the disparaging attitudes of senior ARC managers towards Haitian employees.

Those foreign workers were also more costly — potentially up to $100,000 more a year — than Haitian employees.

Despite Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern’s own promise to “share the way we are spending our dollars,” the ARC has so far not even disclosed what percentage of its revenues go to overhead. That percentage is considered by charity watchdogs to be an essential measure of a charity’s trustworthiness and commitment to its cause rather than to its executives’ paychecks.

— Daria Morgendorffer (@jaZiFRESH) June 3, 2015

Even outside of big picture numbers like overhead the ARC “has declined repeated requests to disclose the specific projects, to explain how much money went to each or to say what the results of each project were,” Propublica reports.

The lack of transparency makes evaluating the Red Cross’ grand claims difficult, but some were clearly exaggerated or spun.

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For example, the Red Cross says it has provided homes to more than 130,000 people, but that included people who were just “trained in proper construction techniques,” people who ended up in temporary shelters, or people who got rental assistance for a short period. Only six permanent homes have been entirely completed by the Red Cross in Haiti.

Red Cross officials like McGovern have repeatedly claimed that “Millions of Haitians are safer, healthier, more resilient, and better prepared” and that the ARC has helped “more than 4.5 million” Haitians.

But Jean-Max Bellerive, the Prime Minister of Haiti when the quake struck, finds those claims dubious when applied to a country with only 10 million people in total.

“No, no,” Bellerive told Propublica, reacting to the Red Cross’ numbers. “It’s not possible.”

— Red Cross WCR (@RedCrossWCR) January 13, 2014

‘This Is Depressing’

Though the Red Cross blames the poor result of the housing project on difficulties navigating Haiti’s land laws, others say it all came down to a lack of expertise in the region, and a wasteful reliance on subcontractors, with each layer taking another bite out of donations for administrative costs.

Many of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) reconstruction projects in Haiti costing more than $900 million have not reached their goals

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One former head of the Haiti shelter program for the ARC, Lee Malany, told Propublica that officials in Washington just didn’t seem to know how to spend the money they’d raised.

“When I walked out of that meeting I looked at the people that I was working with and said, ‘You know this is very disconcerting, this is depressing,'” said Malany, who later resigned.

“I said there’s no reason for me to stay here. I got on the plane and left.”

91 Cents on The Dollar? Not Quite

According to charity watchdogs, an average charity would spend 75% of its funds on its cause, and going by that measure, the Red Cross’ claims to efficient funding look great.

“Minus the 9 cents overhead, 91 cents on the dollar will be going to Haiti. And I give you my word and my commitment, I’m banking my integrity, my own personal sense of integrity on that statement,” McGovern told CBS news a few months after the quake.

The problem of The American Red Cross’ missing money is a cycle of overhead, says Jonathan Katz, an Associated Press reporter who tracked post-disaster spending in Haiti. It was always going to be the American Red Cross taking a 9 percent cut, re-granting to another group, which would take out their cut.

The problem of The American Red Cross’ missing money is “a cycle of overhead,” says Jonathan Katz, an Associated Press reporter who tracked post-disaster spending in Haiti. “It was always going to be the American Red Cross taking a 9 percent cut, re-granting to another group, which would take out their cut.”

Unfortunately, many other subcontracted groups would then take their own chunk out of that 91 cents per dollar for administrative overhead. In one example, when the ARC sent the International Federation of the Red Cross $6 million for a particular project, the IRFC then took an additional 26% of that in overhead.

In another $5.4 million project for housing improvement, Propublica found that the figure that went directly to the work was closer to 60 cents on the dollar.

Even factoring in the various sub-layers of administrative costs, Bellerive said he still didn’t understand where all the money went.

“Five hundred million dollars in Haiti is a lot of money,” he said. “I’m not a big mathematician, but I can make some additions. I know more or less the cost of things. Unless you don’t pay for the gasoline the same price I was paying, unless you pay people 20 times what I was paying them, unless the cost of the house you built was five times the cost I was paying, it doesn’t add up for me.”

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8 Responses to “Red Cross Haiti Scam: $500M Raised, 6 Homes Built”

  1. Aldous says:

    The Red Cross is a disaster ‘racket’ in the business of making money from people’s misery, especially with totally engineered disasters such as 9/11.

    So-called ‘charities’ are nothing more than a means of extracting even more money from the masses to swell the already overflowing coffers of the mega-rich.

    (Editor’s Note: This excerpt from John Hamer’s book, The Falsification of History: Our Distorted Reality (2012), presents a disturbing image of the Red Cross. I suspect there is much more to be revealed about this outfit.)

    The International Red Cross is an Elite-controlled front organization whose true purpose is the complete opposite from its stated purpose.

    The moment a ‘natural’ disaster such as Hurricane Katrina, the Haitian earthquake or the Japanese Tsunami occurs; the Red Cross floods the airwaves with ads seeking donations. With music full of pathos playing in the background, the announcer tells us that the Red Cross is ‘always there in time of need’ and now that the poor victims are suffering terribly, ‘won’t you please open your heart and wallet?’

    These people have totally mastered the science of extracting money from the unthinking masses. For example, the dust from the World Trade Center demolition had not even settled (literally) before the Red Cross were appealing to us all to give blood and money to help the families of the victims of the ‘terrorist’ attack. Thousands of people gave blood and even more gave millions of dollars to the Red Cross. Perhaps, it would have been pertinent to ask ‘blood for whom’? Everyone was dead (there were few injuries, relatively speaking) so why was the Red Cross asking for blood donations day and night for a week or longer?

    The answer is reflective of the true purpose of the Red Cross. Sad to say the Red Cross is a disaster ‘racket.’ which is in the business of making money from people’s misery, especially with totally engineered disasters such as 9/11. They sell the blood on, of course, but they apparently also use the blood for other things to which the public is generally not privy and one could legitimately ask where does all the money go and to whom?

    For the most part, they keep it for themselves as do the vast majority of major, household-name charities. The families of the victims of 9/11 had to badger, harass and threaten the Red Cross in an attempt to obtain $11 million that they would not release to the families, as long as one year after the event – and that is just what we were told in the media, so my guess is that the actual figure was much, much higher than this.

    The CEO of the Red Cross and other senior administrators receive obscene salaries and massive perks, all of which are paid directly from contributions. At the time of writing, the salary of the current president is almost $700,000 per annum and the total revenue of the Red Cross is well in excess of $3bn!

    – See more at: http://henrymakow.com/2013/10/The-Red-Cross-Scam%20.html#sthash.XDMInPWM.dpuf

    • Men Scryfa says:

      KEY POINT:

      “The International Red Cross is an Elite-controlled front organization whose true purpose is the complete opposite from its stated purpose.”

      Thank you Aldous. Henry Makow a reliable source of useful information.

  2. Aldous says:

    Red Cross exposed as scam in searing investigation published by ProPublica

    Wednesday, December 03, 2014 by: J. D. Heyes

    (NaturalNews) A pair of massive, once-in-a-generation storms lambasted regions of the U.S., leaving in their wake destruction, some death and havoc. Hundreds of thousands of people were without food, shelter and power, many for weeks on end.

    But Americans responded like they always do after such disasters, whether they occur on home soil or abroad: They opened up their pocketbooks and donated to charities ostensibly aimed at helping victims.

    In particular, according to a recent investigative report by ProPublica and National Public Radio, Americans sent the Red Cross hundreds of millions of dollars because they believed that their donations would be well used to relieve the suffering of victims pounded by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac.

    It didn’t happen.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/047863_Red_Cross_charities_Superstorm_Sandy.html

  3. Jennifer says:

    If you follow Jim Stone at http://www.Jimstone.is you will discover that unbelievably, Americans are not allowed to build their homes with brick and concrete, but only in clad timber frames due to most local building regs. Extraordinary.
    And then when there is a tornado, hurricane, or earthquake the damage is huge. It doesn’t make any sense, it doesn’t need to happen.

    • Adam Lightwarrior Exposing the Secret Space Program says:

      Interesting, I wonder why? Heres something interesting I read on an entirely different topic – illuminati MK ultra programming. I sense a good energy from this womans website, I think shes genuine

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      It is my hope that as I write and share, that more victims may find answers to their own nagging questions and find the strength to keep on keeping on…if not for themselves, for others who need to know the truth. The more of us who speak out…the more help there will be for other victims and the harder it will be for the criminals to hurt others.

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      • Tapestry says:

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  4. Lynn says:

    Charity is a scam… a very well marketed scam I have to say…unlike the souless entities who have set this up over the decades, we fell hook line and sinker for the facade. Seeing the starving and dying in far flung places for nearly a century who are still starving and dying. Where did all the money go. They have created the whole thing to extort money unacountable to the public. Aid is exactly the same. All done by deceit by the money changers. Missionaries were used and paid for too. What a totally evil plot. All done in a humanitarian way as these perp-e -traitors always do. Disgusting fraudulent lying cheating Heathens. Damn cowards the lot of them.

  5. Nollidge says:

    The Red Cross was set up by international Jewish bankers working “behind the scenes”.The charity side was incidental.It was really set up to allow the movement of huge sums of money across borders with no real questions asked,because who,after all,would ever question such money transfers for the needs of victims in foreign lands? Consequently,the Red Cross was on hand to pass millions of dollars to Russia in 1917.All of that money helped finance the Jewish Bolshevik takeover of Christian Russia.It wasn’t the whole amount sent,compared to that sent by the Wall street bankers,but every little helps,right.& you can be sure this trick has been used before & since.I think a full audit of it’s accounts back from day one would be VERY “illuminating”,so to say.

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