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Finding unbuilt houses and empty numbers behind the Red Cross campaign in post-quake Haiti.

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What we heard again and again from people who worked on the Red Cross’s Haiti program is that a lot of its problems were of its own making, and many of them flowed from the fact that they had never been in Haiti and they didn’t have experience doing international development work.

Journalist Justin Elliott investigates Red Cross claims about its work in Haiti, and finds empty promises and inflated claims made by an organization with too much money and too little knowledge of the country and situation it was trying to fix.

Justin co-authored the ProPublica report How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes.

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Justin Elliott

Justin Elliott is a reporter for ProPublica.

 

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