Question on American Red Cross Aid in Haiti Hangs

The American Red Cross has yet to answer queries on how it has allocated some USD175 million in funds that U.S. donors gave for Haiti relief, U.S. commentator Zennie Abraham said in his blog report on the San Francisco Chronicle.

Calling the situation “disturbing,” Abraham has questioned the relief organization’s funding distribution upon learning that the American Red Cross has so far spent USD80 million of the total USD225 million U.S. donations for quake-struck Haiti. 

The American Red Cross said on its blog that the remainder will eventually be allocated for Haiti’s needs.

“Every donated dollar will be spent on relief in Haiti,” the relief group said.

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    Tarra Quismundo joined Devex Manila as a staff writer in October 2009 after more than six years of working as a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a nationwide daily, for which she covered major breaking news in politics, military, police and international affairs. Tarra's Devex News coverage focuses on key Asian donors and top aid officials around the globe.