A recent Nation investigation conducted by Isabeau Doucet and Isabel Macdonald revealed that the shelters in Haiti provided by the Clinton Foundation are dangerously flimsy and filled with toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde. Similar shelters were used in the US as temporary FEMA trailers immediately after Hurricane Katrina, and Clayton Homes, the company that provided those trailers to Americans, is now being sued for formaldehyde levels in the trailers. Why is it that shelters known to be toxic are acceptable for Haitians but not Americans?
Dr. Paul Farmer, the author of Haiti: After the Earthquake and a colleague of Bill Clinton’s in Haiti, joined Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! this morning to respond to The Nation‘s investigation.
—Anna Lekas Miller