Why a Haitian Graffiti Artist is Protesting Foreign Aid

I spoke with a Haitian graffiti artist about the unintended consequences of longterm disaster relief funding.

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Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake in 2010. Seven years later, over 10,000 nonprofit organizations and $6 billion dollars of aid funding have been funneled into the country. Although there's still a desperate need for basic services such as food, healthcare, education, and shelter, questions have arisen about whether this continuous aid has become a crutch for the Haitian government. Similarly, Haitians themselves are awaking to the notion of self-determination in their country.

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