Clinton Group Checks Haiti Shelters Amid Criticism

Independent experts will evaluate the shelters after recent reports stated they were leaking and moldy.

Posted: 07/14/2011 06:10 PM EDT
Filed Under Bill Clinton, Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton's foundation says it will send experts to Haiti to check storm shelters it donated that reportedly have developed leaks and mold.


Foundation Chief of Staff Laura Graham says the independent experts will evaluate the 20 shelters in the town of Leogane. Graham says any construction deficiencies will be fixed.


Her comments Tuesday follow reports published by The Nation magazine that some shelters were leaking and moldy. It reported that people in the town are upset that the structures lack air conditioning and can't be used as schools.


The foundation says the structures were intended to be emergency storm shelters but local people could use them temporarily as schools if needed.

(Photo: AP Photo/Paul Beaty)