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Haiti – Humanitarian : $250,000 donation from Haiti to Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica

Haiti – Humanitarian : $250,000 donation from Haiti to Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica

After providing urgent humanitarian aid to Turks & Caicos Islands, badly affected by the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria (630 generators, 1,000 sheets of plywood, 4,500 tarpaulins, 2,000 gypsum boards and 4,000 sheets among others). Permanent Representative of Haiti to the UN, Ambassador Denis Regis at the last high-level donor conference for the Caribbean in New York, announced Haiti’s assistance to the Antigua and Barbuda Islands and Dominica $ 250,000 each.

In his speech, Ambassador Regis explained “[…] The Republic of Haiti, having been hit hard by a series of deadly natural disasters over the last 10 years, […] knows from experience the multiplicity of obstacles to which is faced the reconstruction and rehabilitation of critical infrastructure, especially in countries such as ours or structural handicaps are legion and the public investment capacity is so precarious […]

[…] in response to the recent call by the CARICOM countries, I have the honor to announce that the Government of Haiti, despite the difficult economic and financial situation of the country, but fully involved in international solidarity is pleased to contribute US $ 250,000 to the reconstruction efforts of each of the sister nations of Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica, so hard hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria […]

[…] These contributions, although modest, are nonetheless a testimony of friendship and fraternity, in the tradition of mutual aid and regional solidarity of the Caribbean Community, and in the spirit of international cooperation […]”

By: HL/ PI/ HaitiLibre | November 30,2017

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