Entries in Haiti Relief (2)


Biden Pledges ‘Lasting Commitment’ to Haiti

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(WASHINGTON) – A week from the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, Vice President Joe Biden has pledged the “lasting commitment” of the United States to help the Haitian people. 

Biden met with Haitian-American leaders at the White House Thursday to discuss the work of the U.S. and international partners in Haiti over the past year.

Although Biden praised the efforts that have been made there, he stressed that continued challenges in recovery remain.

January 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the quake.

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Under Half of Donor Funds to Rebuild Haiti Received in 2010

Photo Courtesy -- ABC News(NEW YORK) – A new analysis shows that not quite half of the funds pledged to rebuild Haiti have been received.
The United Nations Office of the Special Envoy for Haiti (OSE) said Tuesday that only 42.3 percent of funds it expected to receive from top donor countries for 2010 have been paid out thus far.

According to the OSE, the top 30 pledgemakers at the March 31 international donors conference pledged a combined $2.12 billion for 2010. Of that, just $897 million has been disbursed.

The United States, however, has already paid out 100 percent of the aid it pledged for 2010. Among the worst offenders is Venezuela, which has only paid seven percent of its promised contribution.

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