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The best way to help Haiti

What not to do when donating to help the victims of Haiti’s recent earthquake.


On Good intentions are not enough, a blog by aid expert Saundra Schimmelpfennig, she gives guidelines on what not to do when giving disaster relief. She suggests donating to organizations that already have a presence on the ground in the country, not to newcomers. And don’t bother collecting goods yourself to ship down there, as it’s not a very effective way of providing assistance.