UN calls for 930 m pound aid for quake-hit Haiti

February 19th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, Feb.19 (ANI): The United Nations has launched a record-breaking appeal for nearly 930 million pounds to help Haitians hit by the devastating earthquake.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his special envoy for Haiti, former US president Bill Clinton, launched the appeal at a meeting with diplomats from many of the 191 other UN member states.Clinton said the appeal was important to begin long-term rebuilding, but the world must first help millions of Haitians living day by day and facing many health and environmental problems.

“We have to move them from living day-to-day to where people are living month-to-month,” he said.

According to The Mirror, donors had already pledged 434 million pounds, as aid. (ANI)

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