Australia Responds to UN Aid Appeal for Cholera-hit Haiti

Australia is committing 1 million Australian dollars (USD992,200) to the U.N. appeal aimed at addressing the cholera outbreak in Haiti, Kevin Rudd, the country’s foreign minister, has announced.

The assistance will be channeled through UNICEF, which is distributing clean water, hygiene kits, water purification tablets and similar lifesaving supplies in Haiti, according to a news release from the Australian government. This aid is in addition to the 24 million Australian dollars that Australia provided in response to the Jan. 12 earthquake.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.