Haiti has received $13.34 billion dollars in public donations marked for 2010–20. But 55 percent of Haitians are still living on less than $1.25 a day, and 50 percent of the population is 18 years old or younger. Why aren’t Haitians reaping the benefits of foreign aid? As Melissa Harris-Perry and guests discuss on her show, we have to hold to account NGOs and opportunistic foreign governments.
For more on the Haitian crisis, read Amy Wilentz’s analysis of its new maquiladora economy in the most recent issue of The Nation.