Saturday, January 16, 2010

Stop Giving Money to Haiti

. Saturday, January 16, 2010

I completely agree with all of this. This tragedy is terrible, but the world has already mobilized in support. There is a saturation point of efficacy, which has almost certainly been reached by now. It's much better to give unrestricted aid to reputable organizations (like Doctors without Borders, although there are others) that are operating around the globe, all the time, and not getting the sort of attention that a sudden catastrophe gets. If Haiti truly needs more aid, then these organizations will funnel cash there. If other places are more neglected, then the money will go where it's most needed.

This is not an encouragement to not give; it's merely an encouragement to give where it can be most beneficial. At this point, that is probably not Haiti. So give unrestricted donations to reputable aid organizations.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes what happend is tragic. But we need to focus on USA. Remember Katrina? who helped us there?

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_response_to_Hurricane_Katrina

Anonymous said...

I totally agree, charity needs to start at home.

Anonymous said...

They are completely taking advantage of USA and now want to put 10 US volunteers in jail....STOP giving to Haiti now....

mack said...

This is a great post Dmitry. I just had one of the ‘Doh!’ moments and ran back to correct my own site before publishing my comment. You see my own comment form did not match what I’m about to advise. I get less comments than you, so never noticed any problem. I’ve changed it now anyway so here goes.


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