UN Seeks Record $1.44 Billion Dollars In Haiti Aid
By Dialogo February 19, 2010Hi my name is Tom I feel very sad about Haiti s situation but an other thing is that they sould start to rebuill the country because those people that are still don't have any place to stay. they are in the street.plese start the recontruction they need it. thanks!! The United Nations launched its largest ever appeal for humanitarian aid, with a revised request for 1.44 billion dollars to assist earthquake victims in Haiti. The year-long appeal includes a 577-million-dollar request made last month in the wake of the devastating Haiti quake. The UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement that the requested funds would be earmarked for priority sectors including agriculture, food aid, health, logistics, nutrition, protection, water, sanitation and hygiene. "We have to be engaged in Haiti for the long haul, for life-saving relief as well as reconstruction," said OCHA chief John Holmes. The 7.0-magnitude temblor struck the impoverished Caribbean nation of nine million on January 12, killing more than 217,000 people and leaving more than one million homeless, according to authorities.