Haiti Aid Map (learn more)
Building back better in Haiti necessitates the U.S. NGO community’s continual, accountable engagement in the earthquake stricken country. As part of this effort, InterAction and its members are committed to providing the American public with transparent accounting of how all donations are being used in recovery efforts. The accountability report, title with live link here, details how participating NGOs have used private donations in Haiti in the first months after the earthquake. These donations will continue to support the work of InterAction member organizations going forward.
The American public responded with a generous outpouring of donations after the January 12 earthquake. Thirty-eight of InterAction’s member organizations raised a total of $959 million from private funders to provide transitional shelter, food assistance, emergency supplies, health care and psychosocial support, through the first six months of emergency relief efforts. To date, over $312 million of the money raised has been spent to support these programs. Still, constant challenges—land tenure, a government with very limited capacity, psychological trauma, rising crime, abject poverty, protection issues and a completely overburdened infrastructure system—all underscore the long, difficult path ahead for Haiti.