NGO Scramble in Haiti

If you want to be simultaneously depressed and outraged, check out this blog post from Passport about how screwed up the delivery of aid is in Haiti.

Mostly it talks about the inefficiency of the UN and how aid groups are at cross purposes.  Also interesting, however, is an assertion that the U.S. military is focusing more on force protection than on actually stabilizing the country.  As you may know, the same thing happened in Iraq and in Afghanistan.  This seems to be a recurrent problem in our attempt to use the military in humanitarian efforts.


About Jake Wobig

I teach international relations and comparative politics at Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina
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