Background

How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti and Built Six Homes
The news article that documented failures in the handling of Red Cross donations to Haiti.

Red Cross Responds to Report about Building Only Six Homes in Haiti after 2010 quake
In this CNN report, the U.S. aid agency rejects accusations leveled against it, calling them myths.

Mass Care Observations/Lessons Learned from Hurricane Isaac and Sandy
The Red Cross’ post-mortem report on its response to two U.S. disasters.

Red Cross CEO Tried to Kill Government Investigation
A news report accusing the head of the Red Cross of attempting to cover up the organization’s failures.

American Red Cross Disaster Assistance Would Benefit From Oversight through Regular Federal Evaluation
The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s recommendations following its investigation of the Red Cross’ disaster response activities.

Critics

What did the Red Cross Accomplish in Haiti?
The Center for Economic and Policy Research challenges Red Cross claims of success in its Haiti rebuilding efforts.

Memo from Red Cross Haiti Program Director
In this internal memo obtained by investigative journalists, a Red Cross staffer voices concerns about a lack of leadership in the Haiti recovery effort.

Red Cross Holds a Press Conference In Haiti. It Doesn’t Go Well.
Haitian journalists demand answers to questions about the Red Cross’ broken promises (video).

The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster
A news report criticising the American Red Cross response to Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac.

Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated for Haiti Were Spent
This report accuses the aid agency of poor financial oversight of its projects.

Champions

Haiti Five Year Update
The American Red Cross recounts the successes and accomplishments in its Haiti relief and recovery work.

American Red Cross Responds to Latest ProPublica and NPR Coverage
News release from the American Red Cross disputing allegations made against the organization.

13 Facts about the Red Cross Response in Haiti
The American Red Cross released a statement to correct what it described as myths in the news report of its Haiti operations.

The Real Story of the 6 Homes in Haiti: Answering Your Questions
The Chief International Officer of the American Red Cross directly addresses key allegations made in the news report.

LAMIKA Factsheet
The Red Cross claims one of its key Haiti recovery initiatives has been successful.

Related Topics

Financial Transparency for Non-Profit Organizations
What non-profit entities need to disclose and 10 ways to do it.

A Critical Look at Donation Transparency and Effectiveness After the Nepal Earthquake
This report reveals issues with fundraising and disbursement of funds in the wake of Nepal’s earthquake.

Tackling Corruption in Disaster Relief Efforts
Safeguards that need to be in place to prevent disaster relief and recovery funds from being misappropriated.

Do Non-Profit Organizations Need Public Relations?
Four reasons non-profit organizations must devote time and resources to public relations.

Public Relations Planning for Disaster Management
PR practices and checklist for responding to a disaster.

Other

Red Cross Online: Haiti
The relief agency’s web page detailing its response to the Haiti quake (videos)

Haiti Country Profile
Historical and related background information about the former French colony.

Haiti Earthquake of 2010
Background about the January 2010 disaster that killed more than 300,000 and displaced a large number of Haitians.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
The umbrella organization that partnered with the American Red Cross in its Haiti recovery work.

Habitat for Humanity
International relief and aid organization that partnered with the American Red Cross in its Haiti response.