Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Some interesting facts about "humanitarian relief" to Haiti

Out of every single dollar of the $397 million that the US has sent in "aid" to Haiti after the earthquake, 33 cents pays for the more than 12,000 troops dispatched by the US government in its humanitarian aid effort, troops that have taken control of the country. "In contrast the US is spending only 9 cents out of each dollar on food and another 9 cents to transport the food".

The statistical breakdown of how the US earthquake aid is being spent was undertaken by the Associated Press and reported by AP on Jan. 27. AP also reports that Haitians are being hired at meagre wages to assist the US efforts..

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