July 13th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Tracking the Money for Haiti: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, Anderson reports live from Haiti where some work has been done to help the victims of January's earthquake, but so much more is needed. We're tracking the cash that was promised, and has not arrived. Plus, the latest on the new containment cap in the Gulf. Will it finally stop the oil leak?

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Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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soundoff (208 Responses)
  1. Kenya

    It surely is disheartening to see children/people going hungry yet there is still a warehouse flourishing with food...because of conflict of interests. Where is the humanity in all of this??

    July 13, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  2. james bernard

    The problems your showing on the show is exactly why I don't donate anything when disasters happens. I feel that my money or goods will be lost or taken by the powerfull and not given to the people that need it most. Nothing has changed when it comes to money or the needy. The powerfull always come out on top.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  3. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Rene Preval is the president of Haiti, he has the say over government officials! Someone tell him to get off his butt and help his people because they are dying while his stomach and health are full

    July 13, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  4. Lori from CA

    Hello Everyone! I can hardly believe the story about the two-year old without a name....

    July 13, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  5. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Dr Gupta is so right about that, and I am really angry, where is food for babies??????? What were they thinking?????? Poor babies.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  6. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    And nobody gave the two year old a name. What do they call him, Boy?!

    July 13, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  7. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Why doesn't the Haitian president just tell customs to open the borders?

    July 13, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  8. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    FINALLY, SOMEbody (albeit the President) has said 'this is petty corruption'

    July 13, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  9. dan

    and thats why i gave no money to all those NGO's. There is no organization between all of them. and they dont like to share anything.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  10. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    OK, so who is accountable for that warehouse Anderson. Name some names.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  11. Emily

    That was wonderful what you just did Dr. Gupta! 🙂
    How heart breaking that the young two-year old, has no name! 🙁

    Such a sweet looking child, how unfair.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  12. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Its really sad that it takes a few phone calls for people to get food when it is not very far away from them and there is a very large building full that is just sitting and not being given to anyone that needs it desperately. Someone needs to take over there and get the supplies out to everyone that people around the world sent to help people there out.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  13. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Dr. Gupta

    You are right, your report is making me furious!

    What is the reason that the children are starving?!

    Thank you so much Dr. Gupta for getting the delivery to at least one orphanage! God Bless you.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  14. Merl, Ohio

    How can the people sleep that are keeping the supplies and medical help from another human life?

    July 13, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  15. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes........ My heartbreaking for little girl... I hope we need help her to strength hers, That's so horrible life lost love one.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  16. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I think Sanjay just found some of the money!

    July 13, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  17. Emily

    Geez, I think it's about time that the 'Right Hand' and the "Left Hand' meet & greet each other....how very frustrating!

    July 13, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  18. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    I am infuriated to see this "mis-management"

    July 13, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  19. Sharon Hastings

    Sanjay said it. "It's so infuriating". People are dying for need of supplies that are already there but not distributed yet. It just makes me want to scream. I hope Dr. Gupta can exert some pressure and make a difference here!!! I am sooooo mad about this food and those supplies so close.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  20. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Mike – i really like your idea about the UN taking over for a number of years.

    Haiti needs solid leadership (as many places in the world right now).

    Anderson, i'm very glad you keep bringing up the "tax" issue. It needs a lot of publicity so the Haitian Gov. will hopefully be shamed into rescinding this rediculous tax, or they will finally listen to Pres. Clinton.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  21. scott

    Good evening everyone-

    First time on the blog........ Watching the show forever..amazing reporting

    July 13, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  22. Merl, Ohio

    Anderson and all associates, thank you and keep on fighting. Let God grace your work.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  23. molly, Virginia

    I wonder if former president Bill Clinton had any success today with getting this 20% fee and storage charges removed.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  24. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    @ Sharon Hastings "find out who the deadbeat donors are"

    On the AC360 website, there is a video of Anderson speaking with President Clinton, including parts not shown last night. President Clinton says he is contacting all the governments who pledged support and finding out when their money is forthcoming to the World Bank. I think President Clinton can get this done.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  25. Emily

    Children are so resilient, no matter where you find them! 🙂

    July 13, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  26. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Tell custom that they are still in emergency mold because their people are still residing in home made tents.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  27. Merl, Ohio

    I personally feel a deep sorrow in my heart for that little girl and her loved ones for I have a daughter that went through 3 brain tumors and is doing very well now. God bless America and the people with a heart. No need for red tape.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  28. Emily

    It's wonderful to see all those people there wanting to work and make Haiti a better place...it's great to see that they have not given up hope.

    The rebuilding cannot really begin, until someone is in charge at the top, with a plan! I still find it hard to believe that there is no 'master plan' and that customs is charging 20% tax.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  29. Francesca

    Thanks for going back to Haiti to follow up. My question is why has the media waited six months before reporting on these issues? Why not at 2, 3, 4, 5 months? How many Haitians have died since the earthquake? My concern is for the children and the orphans. How could experts from the UN insist on keeping the orphans in Haiti and then not put the proper measures in place to ensure their care? They are starving to death while the NGOs are collecting money, while the government is hoarding it in storage, it is so reminiscent of what has happened in Africa in the past. Surely there was a plan or system - what happened to it? Where are those experts now, and what's their explanation for what happened to those orphans? Thank you.
    Francesca in Phoenix, AZ

    July 13, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  30. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    It is time to either have the UN take over Haiti, or walk away and let them figure it out for themselves. Until the people of Haiti decide to get rid of their corrupt government, aid is just pouring money down a rat hole.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  31. Starr, formerly known as vincent


    That's right....God Bless George Steinbrenner. I lived in NYC for a year and one of my favorite things was to go to night time Yankee games.

    He will be missed.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  32. Heather - Spokane, WA

    It make sme mad to know that there are life saving supplies that people and even that little girl, need just sittijng in a storage place and not being used when there are people dying by the second there

    July 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  33. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    While Chile has progressed with the restoration efforts, Haiti is still the same.

    If its the poverty that is hitting the region, there is so much money coming in for aid purposes, but probably isnt being used efficiently. Half the countries in the world probably would be in the same status today!

    Its the people who will have to make the difference for themselves

    July 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  34. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    It's very clear that there is no leadership (or leader) to direct the many facets of this recovery effort. Why doesn't the Haitian President appoint someone to do this? That person could have a team of people in charge of the many areas needed to get these activities accomplished, hence a Master Plan. Leaving "all men for themselves" is not a viable solution.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Joe, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, BettyAnn, Heather, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Charlotte, Sree, Nancy, others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!

    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀

    Happy Tuesday night!!!!
    Anderson and I heart goes to George Steinbrenner's friends, families, and New York Yankees fans! 🙁

    July 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  36. Emily

    Rubble in a landfill....what about on barges?
    Sounded like the ideal idea when it was brought to my attention late last night... how long does it take to build a barge?

    July 13, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  37. Paula, Colorado

    Hi! It's great to see you in Haiti again tonight.
    The work that need to be done there seems overwhelming.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  38. Terry in Chandler, AZ

    Whether it be Haiti, the gulf oil spill, or many other of the dozens of stories, only Anderson covers the story the way it needs to be covered.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  39. molly, Virginia

    Hello Anderson. Very sad about the little girl. She looks so sick. Is there no hope that she can survive at this point?

    July 13, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  40. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson, Gary, Ivan, Dr. Gupta and entire Team 360 in the field in Haiti and in studio.

    Hi, David, Isabel, Gabriella, Megan, Emily, Nancy, oAnn, N. Royalton, Mike, Casey, Smith, Nichole, Dulcie and everyone....

    That's the ticket...follow the money!

    July 13, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. Go get em Anderson. Find out who the deadbeat donors are and who the crooks are that are undoubtedly benefiting from tragedy in their own country.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  42. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Can they get the medication that the baby girl needs, now?

    July 13, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Evening everyone!

    July 13, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Emily

    I can't imagine "living in a tarp & darkness for 6 months", with no end in sight! Great reporting that you bring us Anderson...always look forward to your show!

    July 13, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  45. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Wild, that's a lot of money!

    July 13, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Good evening Anderson and 360º team!

    Hello David (Indiana), Megan, Starr, Nicole, Emily and everyone!!

    July 13, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  47. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Good evening Anderson, AC360 Team and fellow bloggers. Looking forward to another live show in Haiti.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Good Evening Anderson, Sanjay, AC360 Team, Megan, Starr, Emily, Jo Ann, Sue, David, Nicole, Gloria, Heather, Di, Samantha and other bloggers!

    July 13, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Dr. Gupta, 360 Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David, Megan, Nicole, Nancy, Isabel, Sree, Starr, Gloria, Sue, & Bloggers!

    RIP George Steinbrenner.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    July 13, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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