Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated for Haiti Were Spent: Confidential Documents

The American Red Cross says it “provided homes” for more than 130,000 Haitians, but acknowledges that much of that is made up of people who went to a training seminar on how to fix their homes, received temporary rental help or lived in shelters like these in Bon Repos, which start to disintegrate after three to five years. Residents say they don’t have bathrooms, kitchens or running water.

The documents also raise questions about the accuracy of the Red Cross’ count of how many Haitians it helped, concluding the figures on one project were “fairly meaningless.”