According to Clinton, co-chair of Haiti’s Interim Recovery Commission, only 4 countries have actually handed over any funds at all, namely Australia, Brazil, Norway and Estonia. This effectively paralysed the commission’s ability to plan and deliver programmes, and Clinton vowed to follow-up.
This follows on from our successful campaign In July where ONE members in the US asked Congress to follow through on America’s commitment to Haiti. The resulting vote was a major victory for the people of Haiti and the thousands of ONE members who called on their elected officials to support the bill.
If you want to find who made what commitments, Haiti’s Interim Recovery Commission’s website has a detailed interactive tool where you can track individual countries’ pledges.
In addition to the 4 countries who have handed over funds, some others are close to delivering. Canada is on track to deliver its aid commitments, whilst the UK pledged money to agencies working in Haiti, but not to the Haiti government itself. Finally, the European Union is processing its aid as collecting the contributions from member countries can take time.
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