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After Recent Earthquake In Haiti, Advocates Urge People To Donate Locally Instead Of Red Cross

The Church St Anne is seen completely destroyed by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Chardonnieres, Haiti, on August 18, 2021. (Reginald Louissaint Jr/AFP/Getty Images)
The Church St Anne is seen completely destroyed by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Chardonnieres, Haiti, on August 18, 2021. (Reginald Louissaint Jr/AFP/Getty Images)

More than two weeks since a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti, aid workers are still struggling to reach some of the country’s most remote areas.

Advocates are calling for people to donate to local Haitian organizations instead of international aid agencies like the Red Cross.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with NPR investigative reporter Laura Sullivan about what happened to the half a billion dollars the Red Cross raised for Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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