As U.S. President Barack Obama urged people to donate to the American Red Cross to help Haiti amid Hurricane Matthew, Haitians took to social media over the weekend to urge people to do the opposite, pointing to how the organization was accused of squandering more than US$500 million in aid to the country in 2010.
“In the coming days, many of you are going to write and ask me how you can ‘help Haiti’,” A woman from Haiti said in a Facebook Post earlier this week. “Here are my suggestions: 1. Don’t give the American Red Cross. Nope. But… Nah.”
The woman also urged people to only give money to local Haitian groups. The post had more than…
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