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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  1. david watters

    i want to thank you for continuing to report on haiti. i have been down here since may 12th, i a working with an NGO and currently doing construction rebuilding. we are also frustrated with containers sitting in customes and not being released. i don't understand how they can keep the supplies from there own people. i was refreshed to see Anderson reporting on this issue because i am seeing it first hand, and am glad he is letting the world know what is going on down here! keep up the good work.
    david watters

    July 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  2. Terri Walthers IL.

    This is so wrong. No children or adults any where in the world should go hungry or be without water. Warehouses full of food, This is shameful. God Bless everyone who really cares and helps.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  3. Carl Marchese

    thank you for the coverage,I was in Hati last Feb. with the emergency radio communications as you said to ship in radios would cost more than the radios themselfs.
    "iwill with others trying to set up stations in the future so they can commuicate with each other thank you again Anderson
    Carl M

    July 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  4. Antoine

    Hi AC360,
    Thank you for going back to Haiti. As always you re keeping them honest. I am an Haitian-American, I am very gratefull for the coverage that CNN has provided to the Haiti quake.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  5. Ricardo Fleurival

    I want to thank you for all of your help to the Haitian people. Watching CNN was very disturbing to see all the food just sitting there when people are dying with hunger. This country needs serious help. We have no leader we need someone to take over and get things done. This is very sad, after six months nothing changes.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  6. Ronald Welzijn

    @Dr.Gupta & AC, food and medicine can only stay so long in storage. i wish we can just remove all the criminals who control the airports and harbors so the relief workers can do their jobs.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  7. Judith Demers (Montreal, Canada)

    From what I heard is that Haitien government does not want anyone to intrude into their country or administration.. that is why nothing is being done in an orderly fashion. I am sure that many organizations offered help and support, but they don't want that.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  8. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I can't believe that world didn't give lot of million send to Haiti, Finally Norway and Australia already given fast!!!! Yay!!!!!! Thanks.... How about me?????? Why not to send there????

    July 13, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  9. Natalie

    The story about the nameless two-year-old is too much. And the story last night about the little girl that is going to die because she didn't have access to antibiotics. Antibiotics! A simple treatment that would have saved her life, and now there is nothing that can be done. It's pathetic.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  10. Patricia P.

    I'm haitian in
    America there is no such gov't in haiti everything is corrupt they don't want to help themselves they are always depending on people they resort to stealin. That's why nothing has change. they are only depending on the other countries

    July 13, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  11. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    At least the president of Haiti admits to "petty corruption".

    Te Haitian Customs people need to start moving goods through without any tax on "donations".

    July 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  12. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Oh, what happen with the capping?

    July 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  13. lisal -canada

    i am SO disappointed to hear that about canada – i was proud of the fact that the government even pledged to match canadian's donations. so where is OUR money (yes – a pledge thru the gov't because of their promise to match contributions). i am SO disappointed. any other canadians out there feel a little upset or ashamed about this?????

    July 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  14. Marie

    my family and I have sign-up to Volunteer and we are still waiting on any response. Hope for Haiti only seem to be servicing "Cap Haitian", Red Cross says they are no longer sending volunteers, and we have yet to hear from JPHRO. we want to help, speak creole, have certification in the medical assistance and disaster management field, can provide our own room and board but can't find any organization who want our help. it is so frustrating watching all this and not being able to do anything.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  15. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Considering that (apparently) the Haitian President has no control and/or has shown virtually no leadership in assisting those in need by managing the relief effort appropriately, I can't say I'm disappointed that so little of the pledges have been "paid." Including OUR $. The country is simply corrupt (as it has been for as long as I can recall) and I don't see any change in the near future.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  16. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I am actually surprised that the U.S has not sent the money needed for Haiti. Wasn't it our government who was pushing everyone to donate to them?

    July 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  17. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Great reporting Joe! Calling out each country by name what they pledged vs. what they gave is striking. Wonder if we'll see a turnaround in the near future? Maybe a good lesson to learn: to not pledge if you don't have the funds available.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  18. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse, "Why doesn't the Haitian president just tell customs to open the borders?"

    Because Preval is corrupt.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  19. Rafael, Venezuela

    It's infuriating and shocking to see how organizations and governments forgetting about Haiti, and its own government caught up in red tape and corruption. I am not surprised Hugo Chavez promised, as always in grand fashion, $1.32 billion and Haitians have not seen a penny yet. It's even worse when you see that Venezuela tried to send rotten food to Haiti as "help", as it has been reported in local media.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  20. April

    Why isnt the food be distributing....What would need to be done to make this happen? That is way to much food to just be siting there... To many hungry mouths to feed.. 🙁

    July 13, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  21. Lori from CA

    The amounts of these pledges are so high!

    July 13, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  22. Junior

    Contact these people and see what happen's

    July 13, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  23. Emily

    Even the World Bank is a "Dead Beat"?

    July 13, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  24. Judith Demers (Montreal, Canada)

    What the heck is going on ? what I am seeing is terrible.. these people need help... and they are not getting anymore than before this disaster... the administration of Haiti is worth nothing. I am also seeing all the $$ that were pledge but not given.. good thing.. would it ever even go to the right people ?? not sure. When is someone over there going to step up !

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

    Hi. Alot of people and countries and organizations gave money to Haiti. Why is it not getting through? Does Mr. Preval want this country to be poor? We are trying to help them. Please let us.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  26. molly, Virginia

    Good. Start showing what each country pledged and what they have given up to this point. Very revealing.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  27. lucien henry

    Anderson if you get me a meeting with Preval I will guarantee progress in all aspect

    July 13, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  28. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Yell Anderson, a lot of countries pledged because of you and your reporting.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  29. Albert

    We need to peacefully invade Haiti, remove the corrupt government and rebuild. The island is full of Colombian drug lords there is no rule of law. Corruption is rampant, I am not surprised at all. Soon all that relief food and donation goods will be in the market for sale. Its been like that for many many many years....

    July 13, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  30. Linda

    You HAVE to stay there for a while. See? Things DO get done when you are there. Not sure why that is so, but you've proved that again. God's Littlest Angels orphanage in Haiti names a child if s/he doesn't have one upon arrival. Babies need a name!

    July 13, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  31. lisal -canada

    oh i just love bea and her story – am glad to hear she has not disappeared – selling shoes – that is funny – what a little business woman that girl is – 6 months ago she seemed special and she still does

    July 13, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  32. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    In all these videos I have not seen one official wearing any sort of a Haitian badge. A cop or a health official or any one from the health departments...

    July 13, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  33. Miguel

    This is simple Haitian presidents lacked the testicular fortitude to make decisions that will impact the lives of the Haitian people.I am ashamed as a Haitian living in America. I say sacked this president created a committee with all the NGO and have Pres.Clinton oversees the operation and everyone has to coordinate the aid coming into the country till Haiti gets a new government. My grandma is blind living in Carfourfeille Port Au Prince and they sometime wish they had a strong hand leader that have would lead. Haiti Needs a leader and I hope the Youth of Haiti Revolt and retake their government back. AC360 thanks for showing what is really going in Haiti.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  34. Chris

    Kudos to Anderson Cooper and team for keeping Haiti in the spotlight.
    It's sad to see all that food sitting in those warehouses. Can the Haitian people themselves not volunteer to help distribute it?
    Can the Clinton group or the U.N not get further involved and help fix all this?

    July 13, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  35. Mario

    It's certainly a shame that aid supplies are not getting to people that need them and that some NGO's are having a hard time getting through customs. However it's important to remember that part of the reason the Haitian economy and food supply is so insecure is because of persistent dumping of food from rich countries either as aid or through trade agreements. Although they usually mean well, it crowds out merchants and farmers that make a living selling food and perpetuates the food problem. At some point, Haiti will need to provide for itself..

    July 13, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  36. Cas

    Good Evening ,

    I'm not buying nothing that comes out Preval's mouth he's full of it along with all the gov't workers and that customs dept needs to be taken over nothing nothing t a bunch of corrupted thieves there . Clinton needs to at least find a way to have that customs dept place taken over born in haiti never raised but I've heard the horror stories about customs from friends to family members being extorted to pay for their own stuff

    July 13, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  37. Jessica

    Thanks for highlighting the lack of coordination on the ground @ Haiti and its ill-effects.... as well as indicating a) organizations who are making connections happen as well as b) what those of us outside of Haiti can continue to do. Thirdly, I hope the cnn staff is taking some steps to not burn out/or their families.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  38. Johnny

    Good Evening to everyone.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  39. Natalie

    i just don't understand why the food and supplies that are already in Haiti are not being used. I haven't heard any actual valid reason. It makes no sense.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  40. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Love the story on Bea! What a beautiful and resilient young lady.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  41. Ronald Welzijn

    @Dr.Gupta & AC, this all brings tears to my eyes, to see so much corruption and waste of time and money. instead of chasing the Taliban, we need to drop the UN forces in that country and De-solve the government and take care of business. rebuild HAITI the hard way.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  42. Jose

    Dear Anderson,

    I commend you for the program on Haiti tonight. Please keep this process of accountability going, these people need the world's help and proper follow up will force those in government and power to get the job done. Hopefully actions now rather than later after tens of thousands continue to die due to negligence and selfishness.

    Gob be with you.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  43. Emily

    Bea looks great....Glad to see her smiling!
    Thanks for the update on Bea. 🙂

    July 13, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  44. Evens

    Keep up the good work in Haiti!



    July 13, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  45. Donnalyn

    Anderson, my heart is aching.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  46. Francesca

    "Take a week with the proper paperwork in place," I take it that this woman has a place to stay, food to eat, and medical care. There are times when bureaucrats need to step aside and processes need to be streamlined. Forget the paperwork. Save the lives instead. Really, do these officials and politicians think they are going to be re-elected in November after their callous way of handling this disaster? They are so fortunate that there has not been civil unrest - yet. But keep this up and the strain may prove to be too much.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  47. Heidi Ann Berg

    That big old ware house sure does look big enough for it to be a shelter for the people ,

    July 13, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  48. Sharon Hastings

    So, the government is organized enough to charge taxes and storage fees but not organized enough to get help already stored there to the people??? Do any of the Haitian people realize or understand what is going on? Do they know that supplies and food are just sitting there?

    July 13, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  49. Emily

    I can't blame too many of the donors when they are being taxed for bring goods into the country, and storage fees....why has there not been anyone put in charge in 6 months?
    Why are these NOG's and others not talking with one another?
    Who are they? Who is not cooperating?

    July 13, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  50. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Mismanagement by the government in Haiti and mismanagement by the Obama administration in the Gulf.

    July 13, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
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