NGO’s Bring More Trouble than they are Worth

 

When NGO’s move into an area they often do more harm than good, and often serve their own self-interests they need to be held accountable. [1]The sheer amount of travel and excessive amount of food ordered into a disaster zone; just to feed the NGO’s,  is also unnecessary pollution to the environment. My research uncovers NGO’s are one of the last remaining posts of colonialism. This is evident as they do not assist the people.
Many Haitians live still reside in tents. An outbreak of cholera effected more than 700 000 locals of those infected 9000 have died,[2] Malaria has also been an issue.[3]
4.5 million People in Haiti (which is more than half of the population) suffer from food insecurity. This was onset by low wages, especially post disaster and high food prices due to the NGO’s earning high wages.[4]
Now Korean clothing manufacturers have moved in, and built the largest clothing factory in the world.[5] This development was built on Haitian agriculture farmland. [6]
In 2015 the clothing manufacturing company made $1billion; yet Haitian locals are surviving on $2 per day. The Haitian NGO contracts were awarded to 23 % of NGO’s who were found guilty of fraud, abuse and waste. [7]
The decision to put the money thought the NGO’s and not the local Interim Haitian Recovery Commission has been criticized as a foolish one. Paternalistic attitudes restrict the degree of participation in the clean-up efforts. Territorial possessiveness gives rise to competing interests among various NGO’s, which also prevents positive outcomes for the locals. [8]
1)      Inside Story Americas – Haiti: The republic of NGOs?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiZ3aH3H1_A
2)      NGOs, civil society and democratization: a critical review of the literature Mercer, C
http://pdj.sagepub.com/content/2/1/5.short
3)      Noam Chomsky: US role in Haiti destruction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVVRoWxFB1s&feature=youtu.be
4)      Haiti’s Economy | Too many NGOS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gE5EfMB5ys
5)      NGO’S ARE KILLING HAITI 1.mov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7ABYz8isXU
6)      Haiti – The Role of the UN, International Aid, and NGOs in Haiti https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxnCm3vO3fA
7)      The oil and gold in Haiti here is the proof. Caracol near Haiti oil reserve. (the Maroon voice) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRUBEwKMobU
[1] NGOs, civil society and democratization: a critical review of the literature
 http://pdj.sagepub.com/content/2/1/5.short
[2]  Roos, Robert (January 9, 2013). “Cholera has struck more than 6% of Haitians
[3] Malaria in Haiti 2010 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5908a1.htm
[4] The NGO’s average salary is $100 000 and the local shop keepers put up the price of food and locals cannot afford it – so they either starve or are forced into sexual favours to get food.
[5] Haiti’s economy held together by polo shirts and blue jeans http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d39377d8-dd2f-11e4-975c-00144feab7de.html#axzz3yqBUP73r Around 7,000 Haitians work at the Ouanamin plant, which belongs to Grupo M, a Dominican Republic-based garment manufacturer, which supplies US luxury brands Levi’s and Polo. In 2014 Codevi complex shipped almost 7million trousers and 3million polo shirts to the US, through Dominican ports via a private border crossing.
[6] The US Army and NGO’s refused to let the locals move back to after the quake as, this was a conflict of interest.
[7] The Haiti NGO’s awarded the contracts were guilty of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan the even in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. These NGO’s are donor driven. The military presence was first used to assist the victims, however many women and children have been raped since the quake.
Abstracted from – Cousins William, “Non-Governmental Initiatives” in ADB, The Urban Poor and Basic Infrastructure Services in Asia and the Pacific”. Asian Development Bank, Manila, 1991
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Thank you to Micheal Haliday,  who provided the inspiration in this article, please find him and follow him on twitter @michaelhallida4

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