Canadians Give More Than USD100M to Haiti

    Private Canadian donations for relief efforts in Haiti have totaled USD105.6 million since the Jan. 12 quake, bringing the country’s total contributions to USD291 million for emergency relief in the devastated country. Canadian International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda lauded the generosity of Canadian citizens as she vowed that the government would match all private donations gathered by Feb. 12, or a month since the temblor killed more than 200,000 people in the Caribbean nation.

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      Tarra Quismundo joined Devex Manila as a staff writer in October 2009 after more than six years of working as a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a nationwide daily, for which she covered major breaking news in politics, military, police and international affairs. Tarra's Devex News coverage focuses on key Asian donors and top aid officials around the globe.