Haiti: UN reconstruction and recovery projects win approval

Published on 20 August 2010

United Nations projects in health, education, job creation, rubble removal, reproductive health and improving access to food have been approved for Haiti as the poor Caribbean country continues its effort to rebuild after January’s catastrophic earthquake. (..) The UN Development Programme (UNDP) reported that it has received approval for a $65 million project to rehabilitate infrastructure, building on earlier cash-for-work projects that have given more than 120,000 jobs since the quake. The new project, which will be carried out in conjunction with the World Food Programme (WFP),(..) is expected to provide temporary jobs for 300,000 people over the next 12 months.

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