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The Great Haiti Humanitarian Aid Swindle - Book
The Great Haiti Humanitarian Aid Swindle - Book
 
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The Great Haiti Humanitarian Aid Swindle is the inside story of how some of the
world’s most respected humanitarian aid agencies have deceived and manipulated
the overseas public regarding what is really happening in Haiti. Sometimes
they’ve done it knowingly, sometimes through self-delusion, but always with
the goal of collecting money from sympathetic donors and always by ignoring or
burying data that would contradict their fantastic claims. Their greatest ally
has been the mainstream press. Thirsting for sensational stories about hunger,
suffering, and violence, the world’s most prestigious news agencies—the
Associated Press (AP), Agence France-Presse (AFP), Reuters, CNN, CBS, The
Guardian—have for decades uncritically repeated anything NGOs, UN agencies, or
pseudo-researchers claim about Haiti. No vetting of data. No critical review. In
the wake of January 2010 Haiti earthquake these exaggerations and lies erupted
on a scale greater than ever before: apocalyptic disaster, machete wielding
gangs with faces hidden behind bandannas battling in the streets for loot, dust
covered earthquake survivors resurrected from concrete tombs, two million
orphans and lost children, sexual predators and slave traders prowling the
rubble-strewn slums of Port-au-Prince hunting the children down, marauding bands
of armed men beating and raping women and children at will, and sprawling
refugee camps infested with every kind of human affliction.

The avalanche of
exaggerations and outright lies precipitated a tsunami of
sympathy and
donations, the latter of which mostly disappeared into the coffers of aid
agencies, pockets of consultants, flimflam experts, and the Haitian elite.

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