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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Charity Answers Questions About Efforts In Haiti

The 4-star charity Direct Relief International is one of the many charities providing aid in Haiti. Not long after the earthquake, Direct Relief International took the time to answer 10 questions from donors submitted on the site reddit.

One of the first questions addressed in the video (below) concerns how the many different charities are coordinating their efforts. Direct Relief International's representatives explained how the UN is using a cluster system to deal with the logistics of such a massive undertaking. Direct Relief International's CEO was even quoted in a New York Times article on this topic. The article, written by Stephanie Strom, looks at how nonprofits are trying to improve their collaborative response to disasters so that they can fundraise more efficiently and respond more effectively.

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