“The Haitian people have continued to demonstrate resiliency, strength, and bravery despite the tragic events that have occurred. It is beyond time that in turn, Congress supports Haiti to ensure that relief and reconstruction funds in Haiti are effectively spent to maximize their long-term impact,” the California congresswoman said.
The Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake killed over 300,000 people, left over one million homeless and crippled the ability of the Haitian government to provide security and deliver services. Despite the billions of dollars pledged to Haiti, more than 350,000 Haitians remain internally displaced and it is unclear what sustainable impact American relief funds have had. via – Atlanta Black Star.