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Haiti: Of Donors and Disasters

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Take a look at a quality analysis by Salvador Sarmiento of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights of the road to travel between an apparently successful donors conference and the actual delivery of well-targeted aid, published on the Center for International Policy’s Americas Program blog. 

 “When representatives from 136 countries attended the high-level International Donors' Conference in New York on March 31, it looked like good news for Haiti…. In total, donor states publicly pledged over $9.5 billion to be disbursed over 10 years,” writes Sarmiento. But he cautions, “many steps must be taken before aid gets to where it is needed most.” Click here to read the full post.

LAWG hopes that the international response builds on lessons learned from previous disasters so that donors deliver on their promises and assistance programs are designed and implemented with full participation of the Haitian government, Haitian civil society and the Haitian people. 

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