Friday, January 14, 2011

The Five Myths of Aid

In light of the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti that killed over a quarter of a million people, there has been a lot of media coverage this week about the successes and failures of the relief and rebuilding process. While there have definitely been some missteps along the way, for the most part the reporting has been largely based on some basic misunderstandings of how the aid process works.

Thanks to the great folks in the World Vision International and Canadian Programs department I'll be posting information about the Five Myths of Aid - one per day for the next five days. I hope you'll follow along each day in order to get a better understanding of just how the process works in the wake of one of the worst natural disasters the modern humanitarian community has ever seen.

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