Haiti PM calls on int’l community to deliver aid soon

Published on the english Xinhuanet, by Xiong Tong, May 15, 2010.

SANTO DOMINGO, May 14 (Xinhua) — Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive here on Friday urged the international community to deliver promised aid to his earthquake-hit country as soon as possible so as to facilitate its reconstruction projects.

“We are doing the follow-up work of the international donors conference held in New York, and we prepare to attend a summit (on Haitian reconstruction) in June,” Bellerive told reporters. 

Bellerive was in Santo Domingo attending a preparatory conference ahead of a world summit on Haiti’s reconstruction to be held in Punta Cana, east Dominican Republic … //

…More than 40 Santo Domingo-based foreign diplomats and representatives of international organizations attended Friday’s meeting.

The June summit, initiated by Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez, will boost and evaluate the reconstruction of Haiti, while ensuring the international funds are in place.

At the international donors conference held at the UN headquarters on March 31, the international community pledged a total of 9.9 billion U.S. dollars in aid for the recovery and reconstruction of Haiti for the next three years and beyond. (full text).

Links:

Crisis in Haiti, by IRC, latest;

See also: International Rescue Committee IRC

Haiti on Google Images;

Haiti on Google Videos;

Haiti on Google blogs;

Haiti on Google Scholars;

Haiti the earthquake, last modified on 11 May 2010 at 23:50, on wikipedia;

Haiti described as state and land, on wikipedia;

Bed-Stuy Med Volunteers Step Up in Haiti, The Indypendent, by Jon Gerberg, from the March 31, 2010 issue;

Beyond Port-au-Prince: Grassroots Women’s Group Brings Aid to Remote, Hard-Hit Areas of Haiti, The Indypendent, by Judith De Los Santos, from the February 2010 issue.

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