UN Seeks $230M for Haiti Aid

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - December 14, 2011

Above: UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos on her visit to Haiti in September (UN Photo/Marco Dormino)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The United Nations has launched a consolidated appeal for aid in countries around the world, with $230 million sought for Haiti.

“Millions of people will be affected by emergencies caused or worsened by the impact of climate change, insecurity over food and water, economic and political crises, migration, urbanization and rapid population growth,” said Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos. “We urgently need the continued support of people and governments around the world to help those desperately in need.”

The appeal for 2012 is the largest launched since the creation of the UN’s Consolidated Appeal Process in 1991.

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