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Global Health

How one of the largest relief efforts ever affects Haiti, 3 years later

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What happens when you have a thousand humanitarian groups, from the Red Cross and World Vision to small local groups, all converge on the poorest country in the Western hemisphere?

This weekend marks three years since a massive earthquake killed at least 200,000 people and left about a million homeless in Haiti. The international response was one of the largest outpourings of money and assistance ever. Humanitarian groups, including some from the northwest, are still trying to help people recover.

Whether the international effort to save lives and improve Haiti has been a success is hotly debated.

We talked to Humanosphere blogger Tom Paulson about the pitfalls of delivering aid when there's no one in charge:

For the complete story, click the "listen" button above -- and read in more detail at Humanosphere.

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