Concert funds exhibit on Haitian experience
DeKALB – The 2010 earthquake in Haiti was one of the top five deadliest disasters in history, claiming as many as 316,000 lives. International media attention helped raise $2 billion in private donations and $5.6 billion in official funds in the two years following the earthquake.
“The big question is, where did that money go? The short answer is, we don’t really know,” said Dr. Mark Schuller, a Northern Illinois University anthropology professor who has done extensive work in Haiti.
Three and a half years after the earthquake, media attention on Haiti has significantly diminished. And yet, living conditions there have improved only slightly and are among the worst in the world: 279,000 people are still living under tents in scores of camps. Schuller said a lack of coordination and long-term planning among groups receiving aid funds are at least partly to blame.
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