6 Agencies Secure Funding from 'Hope for Haiti Now'

Organizers of the Emmy-nominated telethon “Hope for Haiti Now” announced July 8 the allocation of the remaining USD31 million from the USD66 million they have raised to assist Haitian earthquake survivors.

The amount will be distributed to Oxfam America, Partners In Health, UNICEF, World Food Program, Yele Haiti Foundation and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund in two payments, the first of which was made on July 2.

The second payment will be in December 2010 following an assessment of the effectiveness of the funds’ use. The USD31 million includes:

- USD7 million to help Partners In Health strengthen Haiti’s public health and medical education systems, and provide improved specialty health services such as surgery, post-operative care, rehabilitation and physical therapy, and mental health care.- USD6 million for Oxfam America’s work in providing water, sanitation, shelter and livelihood services, and ensuring food security in the nation. - USD5 million to support UNICEF’s initiatives on family tracing and reunification, psychosocial services, the prevention of gender-based violence, and combating child trafficking.- USD5 million to help feed children, nursing mothers and families in Haiti through the WFP’s cash- and food-for-work programs. - USD5 million to support the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund in generating employment opportunities by backing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. - USD3 million for the Yele Haiti Foundation’s program on creating jobs for local Haitians in underserved communities.

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