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Report: Red Cross Lied to Congress About Haiti Earthquake Funds

HeadlineJun 17, 2016

A new Senate report says the Red Cross lied to Congress in the wake of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and used far more donated money on its own overhead costs than previously acknowledged. The Red Cross raised nearly half a billion dollars in donations after the disaster. The 300-page report says the Red Cross used 25 percent of these donations—about $125 million—on its own fundraising, management and program costs, rather than on aid in Haiti. The report concludes there are “substantial and fundamental concerns about the Red Cross as an organization.”

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