World Bank endorses new 2-year strategy for Haiti

The World Bank Board of Directors this week endorsed a new two-year strategy for Haiti that will continue to reduce the population's vulnerability to disasters, provide 1.5 million people with cholera education, prevention and treatment, and support the repair and reconstruction of houses so that 45,000 people can return to safe homes. The strategy will also improve access to electricity for 600,000 people and finance tuition of 100,000 children per year. According to a World Bank press … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – New Zealand earthquake relief confirmed

    PMO announces assistance to New Zealand earthquake recovery     March 3, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario   Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced Canada’s contribution to help New Zealand with relief and recovery efforts following the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the Canterbury region on February 22, 2011. “Canadians were deeply saddened and shocked by the terrible toll this disaster has taken on the people of New Zealand,” Prime Minister Harper said. “Canada is happy to provide … [Read more...]

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