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Haiti: $600 million in international aid, including $19.5 million from Canada

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This sum is in addition to the funding of $50.4 million announced by Canada at the meeting of foreign ministers on Haiti held in January.

This aid will contribute to the support of the victims of the earthquake, the rehabilitation and the improvement of health services, according to the press release of the ministry.

Of the sum announced on Wednesday, $10 million will be devoted to strengthening the security sector and $4.5 million in humanitarian aid.

We must continue to work together to build resilience and restore peace and prosperity in Haiti to foster stronger, safer and more vibrant communities. »

A quote from Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development

In addition, the international community pledged, at the same meeting, to donate 600 million dollars to finance the reconstruction of southern Haiti, devastated six months ago by an earthquake that killed more than 2,200 people.

These contributions go far beyond our expectations.said Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry at the end of the day’s meeting.

These pledges only correspond to 30% of the plan for the reconstruction of the regions devastated by the earthquake of August 14, valued at nearly two billion dollars over four years, but more than the 25% initially estimated.

Nearly a billion dollars are needed for the reconstruction of housing alone: ​​more than 130,000 houses did not resist the powerful earthquake.

Ineffective help

In 2010, after the earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and threw one and a half million Haitians into the streets, the scale of international aid was not coordinated and proved to be ineffective.

While Haiti is today plunged into a deep political crisis, after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, the donors ensure that the management of the promised funds will be controlled to avoid corruption and embezzlement.

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