Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Countries attending a major fundraiser for Haiti have pledged £3.4bn for the next two years to put the quake-ravaged nation back on its feet.

Alison Chung, Sky News Online The quake killed more than 217,000 people and made 1.3 million homeless UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that more than 100 countries offered almost £1bn more than expected to help rebuild the battered country. He said they also promised a total longer term commitment of almost £6bn. Speaking after the UN donors conference in New York, Mr Ban said the pledge was “far beyond expectations”. He added the international community had come together “dramatically and in solidarity with the Haitian people”. The aim of the conference was to help Haiti “build back better” from the 7.0 magnitude quake on January 12. The massive tremor levelled parts of the capital Port-au-Prince, killing between 217,000 and 300,000 people. An estimated 1.3 million people were made homeless. The biggest contributions came from the US and the 27-member European […]

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