Haitian Reporters Track Down Truth Behind Empty Shelters Meant for Homeless Families

Mar 152012

Dozens of transitional shelters built for Haitian families left homeless by the 2010 earthquake remain empty now, while many of those same families still live in tents or huts. Reporters chosen for the Fund for Investigative Journalism, developed by Knight International Journalism Fellow Kathie Klarreich, set out to find out what went wrong and why. With guidance from Klarreich and Jane Regan, her partner on the project, what they found was a mountain of good intentions buried under a confusing heap of chaos and distortions.