The USA has not kept its promises to Haiti.
Haiti needs our help!
Haiti was devastated by the January 2010 earthquake. More than two years later, over two thirds of the labor force is unemployed, 54% of Haitians live on less than $1 a day
What the USA did - and didn’t do
After the 2010 earthquake, the USA committed $939.8 million in recovery funding. We’ve only given 19 percent of this as of March 2012 (latest figures available).
Aid we did give often doesn’t work
Too much of our aid is given to rich US corporations, with only a part ever reaching Haitians.
Some money is given to nonprofits, but is often poorly tracked.
What we need to do
We should keep our promise by end of 2012 - in ways benefit the people who need it most - directly helping local communities and individuals in Haiti, bypassing government bureaucracy and corruption.
Please sign this petition for the USA to keep its promise to the Haitian people.
- USA Secretary of State
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Secretary Of State:
I am writing to have The United States fulfill its full promise of $939.8 million for the recovery of Haiti after it was devastated by the January 2010 earthquake. As of March 2012, only 19% of this money was given.
Meanwhile, 54% of Haitians live on less than a dollar a day. More than two thirds of workers are unemployed.
Please distribute the rest of the promised aid to Haiti by the end of 2012.
Our nation should fulfill our commitments – and help those Haitians who need it most. This means giving directly to Haitian communities and individuals. Working with US companies and international NGO’s to help rebuild Haiti only goes so far.
Let’s help Haitians rebuild, create jobs and lift themselves from extreme poverty!
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