SOME U.S. MONEY FOR HAITI IS COMING TO AN END

Life in Haiti is not normal or will it be for decades as the country works to rebuild back to the status of where it was before the fatal earthquake two years ago.  Before the devastation Haiti was considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.   Since the quake the United States government has helped financially with over 3 billion dollars.  Of the total $3.1 billion dollars of U.S. funds for Haiti,  $1.3 billion dollars has been provided for relief immediately after the earthquake.  Most of the monies have been disbursed and those programs are coming to an end.  Of the additional $1.8B for recovery and reconstruction,  The Obama administration is providing roughly 25% each for health, infrastructure, and rule of law.  The remaining 25% is split between food and economic security and debt relief with over $800 million dollars dispersed in that area.    U.S Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice contends the country needs private sector investment at this point.


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