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Congress and Haiti funds: Where is the money? | New York Amsterdam News: The new Black view


“I’m not pleased at all. After four years … there’s much more work that needs to be done,” said Rep. Yvette Clarke, who represents New York’s 9th District and the second largest population of Haitian immigrants in the U.S., in an interview with the AmNews. “I’ve visited Haiti a number of times after the earthquake, and each time I go there, it appears, on a psychical perspective, that the earthquake just occurred. That is a great concern to me that we’re not seeing the manifestation on the grounds of the application of those funds. When you still have over 250,000 people still living in tent houses, that’s a great concern.”

Clarke said USAID has given millions in funds to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are affiliated with them rather than giving funds to Haitian organizations. Congress is unable to track spending, recovery and reconstruction progress because the State Department’s reporting requirements under the law ended in September of 2012. via | New York Amsterdam News

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