The disease has killed more than 9,000 people in Haiti since 2010.
Ultimately, Canadians really haven't been giving much thought to the importance of charity transparency. There is a commonly-held belief that all Canadian charities are poor and desperately need money. In fact, some of them are surprising wealthy.
Even after three years of rebuilding from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, progress continues to be met with stories of difficulty and more bad news. Last week the U.N. issued a report warning that 1.5-million Haitians -- mostly farmers and their families -- are at risk of serious malnutrition because of crop losses.
Today DARA launched the Humanitarian Response Index (HRI) 2011 , a report that assesses how well the world's main donor governments support the response to disasters and conflicts. The results are somewhat sobering: By some estimates, over 100,000 lives were lost as a result of inaction.