Myths are created for a reason. The one that Haitians are living better in the IDP camps, than they did before the earthquake is a beauty. This myth is mostly put out by American politicians and some relief workers. Maybe it makes them feel better about themselves. Maybe they don't want us to think about the struggles of the Haitian people too much. Maybe they just want to make us believe what good people we are for helping these poor suffering people. I think it helps justify hundreds of years of Western imperialism.
What do you think is behind this myth?
(I apologize for all the spacing issues in the article below. I have no idea what the cause was, but I tried to correct as many as I could find. But I didn't get to them all)